Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 20, 2021)
494 people have tested positive for the disease, out of a sample of 6,428 people tested in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 7.7%. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 166,876 and cumulative testing to date is 1,763,274.
New cases by county; Nairobi 110, Nakuru 80, Kisumu 62, Kericho 29, Siaya 25, Meru 21, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu and Busia 16 cases each, Migori 15, Kilifi and Mombasa 10 cases each, Machakos 8, Bomet, Makueni, Kiambu and Nandi 7 cases each, Murang’a and Homa Bay 5 cases each, Kakamega, Nyamira and Kirinyaga 4 cases each, Laikipia, Mandera, Kisii and Nyeri 3 cases each, Bungoma and Embu 2 cases each, Kitui, Kwale, Narok, Nyandarua, Taita Taveta , Vihiga, Baringo, Garissa, Isiolo and Kajiado 1 case each.
50 patients have recovered from the disease, 27 from the home care and isolation program and 23 are from various health facilities across the country. Total recoveries now stand at 114,285. 83,081 are from home care and isolation, while 31,204 are from various health facilities. There was an arithmetic error in our reports yesterday where we reported that our total recoveries were 117,235 instead of 114,235. We regret the error.
5 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, 2 were in the past 24 hours, and 3 are late deaths reported after performing facility registry audits in the past month. This now brings the number of cumulative deaths to 3,040.
1,085 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4,624 patients are under the isolation and home care program. 109 patients are in the ICU, Of which 20 are on ventilatory assistance and 67 on supplemental oxygen. 22 patients are under observation.
86 patients receive supplemental oxygen separately, including 81 in general wards and 5 in high dependency units (HDU).
VACCINATION: A total of 948,980 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 diseases across the country. Among these; 288,146 are aged 58 and over, health workers 163,490, teachers 149,018, security officers 80,153 while the rest are 268,173.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Kenya Ministry of Health.
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