Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 19, 2021)



Kenya recorded 241 positive cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 151,894. The cases were drawn from a sample of 2,515 people tested in the past 24 hours. The cumulative tests carried out to date are 1,605,847.

Of the cases, 228 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners. 135 are men and 106 are women. The youngest is a seven-year-old while the oldest is 90 years old. The positivity rate is 9.6%.

In terms of the distribution of counties; Nairobi County recorded 153, case Meru 18, Uasin Gishu 14, Machakos 10, Kiambu 9, Nakuru 9, Mombasa 8, Nandi 6, Kitui 3, Bungoma 2, Kajiado 2, Nyandarua 2 while Kilifi, Murang’a, Nyeri, West Pokot and Kakamega recorded one case each.

20 deaths have also been reported, one occurring within 24 hours, 11 on various dates in the past month, while 8 are late deaths made from audits of facility registers. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 2,501.

A total of 1,651 patients are admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 6,161 patients are in isolation and in home care. 250 patients are in intensive care, including 57 under ventilatory assistance and 150 under supplemental oxygen. 43 patients are under observation.

Another 201 patients are receiving supplemental oxygen separately, including 190 in general wards while 11 are in high dependency units (HDU).

636 patients recovered from the disease, 487 from home care and isolation while 149 were from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 102,278. Cumulative rejections are 74,292 for home care and isolation. Those of the various health establishments are 27,986.

VACCINATION: A total of 702,170 people have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease across the country. Of this total, 397,539 are people aged 58 or over, 141,146 are health workers, 106,147 are teachers and 57,338 are security officers.

Men continue to be vaccinated at a higher rate than women, with 393,261 of those vaccinated being men, while 308,526 are women.

Nairobi has the highest number of people vaccinated to date with 223,992 followed by Nakuru with 42,145, Uasin Gishu is third with 35,543, Kiambu is fourth with 35,244 and Nyeri is fifth with 25,345.

The vaccination numbers for other counties are: Kakamega 18 001, Kajiado 17 791 Murang’a 17 534, Kisumu 17 424, Meru 17 392, Mombasa 16 996, Nyandarua 14 260, Trans Nzoia 13 954, Laikipia 13 889, Bungoma 13,442, Machakos 12,789, 12,689 Embarcations, Kirinyaga 10,946, Kericho 10,886, Kitui 10,192 Homa Bay 9,679, Kisii 8,660, Vihiga 8,614, Busia 7,418, Nyamira 6,427, Baringo 6,363, Bomet 6,211, Siaya 5,996 and 5,259 Marakwori Nithi 4,873 Samburu 2923, West Pokot 2857, Taita Taveta 2650, Turkana 2627, Kwale 2409, Wajir 1928, Garissa 1766, Mandera 1565 and Isiolo 1392. Lamu (469) Marsabit (472) and Tana River (675) are the only counties where less than 1,000 people have been vaccinated since the start of the fiscal year.

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