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Covid-19: Kisumu leads in new cases as 573 test positive

By Bosco Marita
Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 19:05 | < 1 min read
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/PD/Kenna Claude

The Ministry of Health has announced 573 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,798 tested in the last 24 hours.

These new cases represent a positivity rate of 9.9 per cent as the total confirmed cases in the country rise to 168,108. Total tests done in the country are 1,777,034.

Kenya also recorded 58 additional cases of recoveries, 39 of whom were from various health facilities countrywide while 19 were from home-based and isolation care.

Cases of recoveries now stand at 114,452 from which 83,163 are from home-based and isolation care. The remaining 31,289 were discharged from various health facilities.

According to Saturday's data, 1,075 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide. 4,674 patients are under the home-based care and isolation program.

The ministry says 119 patients are fighting for their lives in the ICU, 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 71 are on supplemental oxygen. 27 patients are under observation.

Unfortunately, 6 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours taking cumulative fatalities to 3,049.

On the distribution of the cases as per counties, Kisumu is leading with 103 cases, Nairobi 61, Kitui 57, Kericho 43, Mombasa 39, Kisii 28, Busia 24, Nandi 23, Siaya & Kakamega 22 each, Uasin Gishu 18, Nyeri 17, Nakuru 16, Turkana 15, Bungoma 12 and Nyamira 9. Migori, Murang’a, Kiambu and Kilifi have recorded 8 cases each.

Kirinyaga recorded 6 cases , Embu and Homa Bay 5 each, Baringo and Kajiado 3 each, Laikipia and Trans Nzoia 2 each, Machakos, Marsabit, Meru, Narok, Vihiga and West Pokot 1 each.

Bosco Marita

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