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Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 12, 2021)

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410 people have tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 3,799 people tested in the past 24 hours. Our positivity rate is 10.8%. Of the cases, 393 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 164,386 and cumulative testing to date is 1,729,345.

Distribution of counties: Nairobi 76, Kericho 51, Meru 40, Kisumu 36, Mombasa 27, Uasin Gishu 25, Kisii 19, Siaya and Migori 18 cases each, Nakuru 12, Kirinyaga 11, Kilifi 8, Kitui, Kiambu and Homa Bay 7 cases each, Nyamira 6 , Vihiga and Marsabit 5 cases each, Murang’a 4, Garissa, Machakos, Nandi and Nyeri 3 cases each, Kajiado, Laikipia, Nyandarua and Turkana 2 cases each, Bomet, Makueni, Mandera, Kakamega, Baringo, Taita Taveta, Trans Nzoia and Narok 1 case each.

67 patients have recovered from the disease, 57 from various health facilities across the country while 10 are in home care and isolation. Total recoveries now stand at 113,124, of which 82,213 are from home care and isolation, while 30,911 are from various health facilities.

22 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, 18 were on different dates in the past month and 4 are late deaths reported after performing audits of facility registers. This now brings the number of cumulative deaths to 2,950.

A total of 1,049 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4,823 patients are in isolation and home care. 119 patients are in intensive care, 22 of which are on ventilatory assistance and 74 on supplemental oxygen. 23 patients are under observation. 91 other patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, including 86 in general services and 5 in high dependency units (HDU).

VACCINATION: To date, a total of 925,509 people have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease across the country. Of this number, 282,369 are aged 58 and over, health workers 161,702, teachers 145,099, security officers 78,081 while 256,365 are in the others category.

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