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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021)

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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 20, 2021)

629 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, out of a sample of 5,832 people tested, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 152,523. According to the cases, 612 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. 358 are men and 271 are women.

The youngest is a one year old while the oldest is 92 years old. The country’s positivity rate is 10.8%. The total and cumulative tests conducted to date are 1,611,679.

In terms of the distribution of counties; Nairobi 201, Kericho 43, Nakuru 37, Kiambu 36, Machakos 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Garissa 25, Kilifi 22, Meru, Kitui, Kisumu and Nyamira 17 cases each, Turkana 15, Mombasa 15, Siaya 13, Kirinyaga 10, Nandi, Isiolo and Kajiado 9 cases each, Bomet and Homa bay 8 cases each, Nyandarua and Taita Taveta 7 cases each, Kakamega 5, Nyeri and Laikipia 4 cases each, Makueni and Narok 3 cases each, Murang’a 2, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet , Kisii, Kwale and Migori recorded 1 case each.

18 deaths have also been recorded, 2 occurring in 24 hours, 8 on various dates in the past month, while 8 are late deaths reported after performing audits of facility registers. This now brings the number of cumulative deaths to 2,519.

1,560 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,358 from home care and isolation care, while 202 are from various health facilities across the country.

Total recoveries now stand at 103,838, of which 75,650 are from home care and isolation, while 28,188 are from various health facilities.

To date, 4,698 health workers have contracted the virus, including 2,562 women and 2,136 men. The death toll for healthcare workers is 38.

IMMUNIZATION UPDATE: A total of 721,509 people have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease across the country.

Of this total, 409,711 are aged 58 and over, 143,050 are health workers, 109,593 are teachers and 59,155 are security officers. In terms of gender, 404,164 men were vaccinated and 316,951 women received the vaccine.

Nairobi has the highest number of people vaccinated to date with 229,385 followed by Nakuru with 43,590, Uasin Gishu is third with 36,576, Kiambu is fourth with 35,711 and Nyeri is fifth with 25,977.

The vaccination numbers for other counties are: Kakamega 18.367, Murang’a 18211, Kajiado 18076, Kisumu 18013, Meru 17.970, Mombasa 17.542, Nyandarua 14.657, Trans Nzoia 14.445, Laikipia 14091, Bungoma 13.897, Machakandi 13.470 Kirinyaga 11.204, , Kericho 10.970, Kitui 10.382, Homa Bay 9.942.

Others are Vihiga 8,892, Kisii 8,791, Busia 7,521, Nyamira 6,803, Baringo 6,484, Bomet 6,396, Siaya 6,239 Migori 5,798, Elgeyo Marakwet 5,751 Tharaka Nithi 5,376 Narok 4,964, Makueni 4,531, Pokifi 4,478, Sambaita 2,953, Sambaita 2,953, , Turkana 2,680, Kwale 2,448, Wajir 1,942, Garissa 1,805, Mandera 1,641, Isiolo 1,392, Tana River 680, Lamu 537 and Marsabit 472.

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