Kenya records  444 new COVID19 cases as  Positivity rate now stands at 8.9pc

Kenya records 444 new COVID19 cases as Positivity rate now stands at 8.9pc

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH MAY,2021-Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate is at 8.9percent after 444 people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 4,989 tested in the last 24 hours.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 170,485 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,806,438.

A total of 1,171 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,682 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care program.

104 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 58 on supplemental oxygen. 25 patients are under observation.

Another 90 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 84 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of vaccination, a total of 968,733 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide

Of these 293,240 are aged 58 years and above, 165,409 are health workers, 152,315 are teachers, 82,007 are security Officers and 275,762 are in the ‘Others’ category.

17 people have succumbed to the disease, two of them in the last 24 hours while 15 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,141.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0),30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (3), 60 years and above (13).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (21), 20-29 (106), 30-39 years (257), 40-49 years (397), 50-59 years (657), 60 years and above (1,649).

From the new cases reported on Saturday, 435 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 259 are males and 185 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 101 years.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 54, Siaya 53, Busia 47, Kisumu 43, Kisii 41, Kakamega 31, Kericho 24, Mombasa 21, Bungoma 15, Homa Bay 13, Kilifi 9, Nyamira 9, Kitui 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Nakuru 7, Migori 7, Baringo 5, Murang’a 5, Trans Nzoia 5, Bomet 5, Kiambu 4, Kirinyaga 4, Machakos 4, Nyeri 4, Nandi 3,Tharaka Nithi 2, Embu 2, Meru 2, West Pokot 2, Narok 2, Nyandarua 1, Laikipia 1 and Makueni 1

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