Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 15, 2021)
267 people tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 4,436 people tested with a positivity rate of 6.0%. Of the cases, 253 are Kenyans and 14 are foreigners. Clarification; 177 are men and 90 are women.
The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 165,379 and cumulative testing to date is 1,741,604.
Distribution of counties; Nairobi 67, Meru 42, Busia 18, Uasin Gishu 15, Kilifi 15, Kiambu 12, Nandi 12, Nyeri 12, Nakuru 11, Kericho 8, Mombasa 7, Trans Nzoia 6, Kajiado 5, Embu 4, Kisii 3, Kisumu 3, Migori 3, Siaya 3, Kitui 3, Makueni 2, Baringo 2, Homa Bay 2, Taita Taveta 2, Tharaka Nithi 1, Vihiga 1, West Pokot 1, Bungoma 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Marsabit 1, Laikipia 1, Nyamira 1, Kakamega 1, Garissa 1.
57 patients recovered from the disease, 34 from home care and isolation and 23 from various health facilities across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 113,489, of which 82,484 are from home care and isolation, while 31,005 are from various health facilities.
25 deaths have been reported, 8 have occurred on different dates in the past month and 17 are deaths reported after performing audits of facility registers. This now brings the number of cumulative deaths to 3,001.
A total of 1,030 patients are admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4,813 patients are in isolation and in home care. 117 patients are in the ICU, 23 of which are on ventilatory assistance and 73 on supplemental oxygen. 21 patients are under observation.
84 patients receive supplemental oxygen separately including 79 in general wards and 5 in high dependency units (HDU).
VACCINATION: A total of 933,826 people have been vaccinated to date against COVID-19 diseases across the country.
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