Kenya has recorded 1,152 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours. The cases were reported from a sample size of 8,397 translating to a positivity rate of 13.7%.
In a statement on Saturday, March 27, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that the country’s total caseload now stands at 129,330.
Of the positive cases, 1,093 are Kenyans while 59 are foreigners. 569 are male and 583 are female while the youngest case is a nine-month-old infant and the oldest is aged 92.
At the same time, 152 patients were discharged. 59 from home-based care and 93 from the various hospitals around the country bringing the total number of recoveries to 91,665.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on October 2020.
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 whom are on ventilatory 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.
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.
On vaccination, the Health Ministry noted that the exercise was still in progress across the country.
“Officials are conducting trainings for vaccinators in different parts of the country, to extend the exercise to more facilities.
“Training will continue through the weekend as more people are expected to turn up for vaccination following up on the expansion of priority list to those who are 58 years old and above.
Commander Kenya Air Force (KAF) Major General Francis Ogolla on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, taking part in the ongoing Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) COVID -19 vaccination exercise at Moi Air Base (MAB) in Nairobi.