Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 13, 2021)
334 people have tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 4,155 people tested in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.0%. Of the cases, 329 are Kenyans and 5 are foreigners. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 164,720 and cumulative testing to date is 1,733,500.
Distribution of new cases by county; Nairobi 81, Meru 39, Kisumu 37, Busia 24, Nakuru 16, Siaya, Mombasa and Kilifi 11 cases each, Kiambu and Homa Bay 10 cases each, Kitui 9, Uasin Gishu and Makueni 8 cases each, Bomet, Embu and Kajiado 7 cases each, Nyeri 6, Kericho 5, Kakamega, Migori and Nandi 4 cases each, Garissa, Kisii and Kirinyaga 2 cases each, Kwale, Laikipia, Lamu, Murang’a, Taita Taveta, Tharaka Nithi, West Pokot, Bungoma and Isiolo 1 case each.
124 patients have recovered, 85 from home care and isolation while 39 are from various health facilities across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 113,248, of which 82,298 are from home care and isolation, while 30,950 are from various health facilities.
18 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, 15 were on different dates in the past month, and 3 are late deaths reported after performing audits of facility registers. This now brings the number of cumulative deaths to 2,968.
A total of 1,021 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities nationwide, while 4,840 patients are in isolation and home care. 117 patients are in the ICU, 23 are on ventilatory assistance and 74 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation.
92 patients receive supplemental oxygen separately, including 87 in general wards and 5 in high dependency units (HDU).
VACCINATION: A total of 930,460 people have been vaccinated to date against COVID-19 diseases across the country. Of these, 283,507 are aged 58 and over, health workers 162,071, teachers 145,796, security officers 78,684 and others 260,403.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Kenya Ministry of Health.
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