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Covid-19 Positivity Rate rises by 13.8% in Kenya.

Covid 19 cases are the rise again in a 3rd wave after a 13.8% increase in infections was recently recorded in the last 24hours

1,178 more Covid-19 positive cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. The cases were reported translating to a positivity rate of 13.8% from a sample size of 8,397.

 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the country's total caseload now stands at 129,330 in a statement on Saturday, March 27th, 2021.

Among the positive cases, 1,093 are Kenyans while 59 are foreigners. 569 are male and 583 are female while the youngest case is a 9-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 92.

The total number of recoveries is 91,665 after 152 patients were discharged. 93 of those were from various hospitals and 59 from home-based care around the country.

Currently, there are 1,212 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,885 are on home-based isolation and care. 

124 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 32 of who are on ventilator support, and 85 on supplemental oxygen. 7 patients are on observation.

Another 86 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 76 of them in the general wards and 10 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Regrettably, six patients succumbed to the disease, all of which are late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates bringing the total number of deaths to 2,104. The numbers keep increasing as time goes by. The President’s decision to lock down the most affected counties is a counter-approach to reduce the number of infections by half its increment before the end of March 2021. 

In the county distribution, Nairobi has 458 cases, Nakuru 139, Kiambu 93, Machakos 50, Kajiado 48, Mombasa 47, Turkana 43, Kisumu 27, Garissa 22, Kericho 22, Kilifi 21, Bungoma 20, Laikipia 18, Nyandarua 16, Tharaka Nithi 16, Kitui 13, Siaya 13, Nyamira 12, Meru 12, Narok 11, Uasin Gishu 8, Bomet 8, Busia 6, Taita Taveta 6, Nyeri 5, Kakamega 5, Kisii 4, Makueni 2, Murang’a 2, Mandera 1, Samburu 1, West Pokot 1, Homa Bay 1 and Isiolo 1.

The Health Ministry noted that the vaccination exercise was still in progress across the country. 

To extend the exercise to more facilities, officials are conducting training for vaccinations in different parts of the country.

Following up on the expansion of the priority list to those who are 58 years old and above, training will continue through the weekend as more people are expected to turn up for vaccination.

 

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