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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 21, 2021)

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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 21, 2021)

965 people have tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 7,311 tested in the past 24 hours. Our positivity rate is 13.2%. 907 are Kenyans while 58 are foreigners. 560 are male and 405 are female. The youngest is 3 months old and the oldest 101 years old.

The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 153,488 and cumulative testing to date is 1,618,990.

Distribution of counties; Nairobi 330, Mombasa 67, Nakuru 63, Kericho 45, Uasin Gishu 44, Murang’a 33, Kiambu 30, Meru 28, Homabay 25, Kisumu 25, Garissa 22, Isiolo 20, Nyeri 19, Laikipia and Siaya 17 cases each, Narok & Busia 14 cases each, Kajiado 13, Machakos 12, Kisii and Embu 11 cases each, Makueni, Bungoma, Nyandarua and Kilifi 10 cases each, Kitui 9, Kakamega 8, Mandera and Migori 7 cases each, Bomet 6, Taita Taveta 5, Nandi, Turkana and Samburu 4 cases each, Kirinyaga and TransNzoia 3 cases each, Baringo and West Pokot 2 cases each and Vihiga 1 case.

, 441 patients have recovered from the disease, 1317 from home care and isolation, while 124 are from various health facilities across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 105,279. 76,967 from home care and isolation while 28,312 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 21 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, 9 of which occurred on different dates in the past month, while 12 are late deaths reported after performing audits of facility registers. This now brings the cumulative number of deaths to 2,540. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

A total of 1,509 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 6,808 patients are in isolation and in home care. 240 patients are in intensive care, including 53 on ventilatory assistance and 151 on supplemental oxygen. 36 patients are under observation. 184 other patients receive supplementary oxygen separately, including 173 in general wards and 11 in high dependency units (HDU).

VACCINATION:

To date, a total of 750,471 people have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease across the country. Of this total, 427,790 are aged 58 and over, 146,091 are health workers, 114,606 are teachers and 61,984 are security officers.

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