Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 8, 2021)



Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (April 8, 2021)

1,698 people tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 11,352 people. Our positivity rate is 14.9%. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 143,063. The cumulative tests to date are 1,542,088.

Distribution of positive cases by age;
0-9 years (57),
10-19 years (62),
20-29 years old (228),
30-39 years old (441),
40-49 years old (343),
50-59 years old (268),
60 and over (299).

Distribution of counties;
Nairobi 788, Kiambu 121, Nakuru 81,
Mombasa 73,
Uasin Gishu 65,
Turkana 46,
Kisumu 43,
Kitui 41,
Nyeri 39,
Machakos 37,
Meru 35,
Bomet 30,
Nyamira 30,
Bungoma 28,
Kajiado 28,
Garissa 24,
Busia 23,
Kilifi 20,
Trans Nzoia 19,
Murang’a 14,
Kericho 13,
Nandi 13,
Migori 12,
Nyandarua 11,
Laikipia 10,
Siaya 9,
Isiolo 7,
Kakamega 6, Taita Taveta 6,
Vihiga 5,
Makueni 3, West Pokot 3,
kHoma bay 2, Kwale 2, Tharaka Nithi 2,
Kirinyaga 1 and Baringo 1.

456 patients have recovered from the disease, 267 from home care and isolation, and 189 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 97,650.

16 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. One occurred in the past 24 hours, one in the past month, and 14 are late death reports from facility registry checks. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

The cumulative number of deaths is now 2,292.

Cumulative deaths by age;
0-9 years (45),
10-19 years (17),
20 to 29 (94),
30-39 years old (205),
40-49 years old (322),
50-59 years (520),
60 years and over (1,089).

1,620 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country. 4,247 patients are in isolation and home care. 235 patients are in intensive care, 48 on ventilatory assistance and 155 on supplemental oxygen. 32 patients are under observation.

Another 261 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 248 of them in general services and 13 in the high dependency unit (HDU).

A total of 378,363 people have been vaccinated with the Astrazeneca vaccine. 104,726 are health workers, heavy coaches, 30,821 security officers, 52,420 teachers and 190,396 are other members of the public, including people aged 58 and over.

In terms of gender, 213,971 (57%) are male and 164,392 (43%) are female.

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