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88 people test positive for Covid-19 as 15 succumb

Today, 88 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 1,668 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 5.3%.

A statement from the Ministry of Health (MoH) indicates that from the cases, 87 are Kenyans and one is a foreigner. 56 are males and 32 females. The youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 84 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 170,735 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,811,558.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi recorded 30 cases, Nandi 10, Turkana 7, Kericho 6, Mombasa 5, Kirinyaga 4, Kakamega 3, Kiambu 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Garissa 2, Kajiado 2, Nakuru 2, Siaya 2, Kisumu 2, Kisii 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1, Bungoma 1, Meru 1, Migori 1 and West Pokot

Today, 71 patients have recovered from the disease, 64 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 7 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 116,847 of whom 84,896 are from Home Based Care and Isolation, while 31,951 are from various health facilities.

“Sadly, 15 people have been reported dead having succumbed to the disease with all reports relating to facility audit records conducted on diverse dates in April. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,172. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those that have lost their loved ones,” read the statement.

New deaths by age are; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (1), 60 years and above (12). Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (21), 20-29 (108), 30-39 years (258), 40-49 years (399), 50-59 years (661), 60 years and above (1,671).

A total of 1,237 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country, while 4,661 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 93 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 55 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are on observation. Another 87 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 81 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

“As of today, a total of 969,489 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide. Of these, 294,245 are aged 58 years and above, Others 275,267, Health workers 165,513, Teachers 152,387 and Security Officers 82,077. As of May 31st 2021, a total of 203 persons had received their second Covishield doses. Of these, 160 are Health Workers, 17 Security Officers, 4 aged 58 years and above while 22 were drawn from other groups,” read the statement.

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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