COVID-19 Cases Edge 140,000 As 18 More Die

Kenya has confirmed 911 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 6,045.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 138,988, representing a positivity rate of 15.1%.

The Ministry of Health also confirmed a further 18 deaths were reported over the same period, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 2,224.

Out of the 18 deaths 11 occurred over the last one month while 7 are late death reports from facility record audits that occurred on diverse dates.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi recorded 536 cases, Kiambu 91, Uasin Gishu 48, Machakos 34, Nakuru 34, Mombasa 27, Kajiado 23, Nyeri 20, Meru 16, Kilifi 11, Garissa 10, Nyandarua 8, Laikipia 6, Kitui 6, Kakamega 6, Taita Taveta 4, Turkana 4, Mandera 4, Bungoma 4, Murang’a 3, Nyamira 3, Baringo 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Kwale 2, Makueni 2, while Isiolo, Kericho, Kirinyaga, Kisumu and Nandi recorded 1 case each.

533 patients have recovered, 420 from Home Based & Isolation Care, & 113 from various health facilities. This now pushes the country’s total recoveries to 94,183.

1,586 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide. 5,903 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care

198 patients are in the ICU, with 43 of them ventilatory support and 125 on supplemental oxygen.

236 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 222 of them in the general wards and 14 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

A total of 282,518 people have been vaccinated across the country as of April 3, 2021.