205 in ICU as Covid-19 Deaths Rise

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AfricaPress-Kenya: A total of 394 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19, out of a sample size of 2,923 tested in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 13.5%.

The total number of confirmed positive Covid-19 cases now stands at 139,842 while the cumulative tests conducted so far are 1,523,313.

A statement issued by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe showed that an impressive number of 2,217 patients had recovered from Covid-19 in the last twenty-four hours. The number of cumulative recoveries now stands at 96,578.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the Nation about Corona Virus outside Afya House on March 17, 2020.
Of the cases announced today, 374 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners, 209 are male and 185 are female. The youngest is a eight-month-old-baby while the oldest is 95 years old.

Regrettably, 14 deaths have been reported in the last 24.

A total of 1,576 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,182 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

205 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 46 of whom are on ventilator support and 130 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are on observation.

On vaccination, a total of 325,592 Kenyans have been vaccinated to date.

A total of 277 adverse effects from the vaccine have been reported across the country. These include headaches, and other side effects. The majority of these are reported to have cleared within a 2-day period.

Cumulative vaccination status in the counties; Nairobi, Nakuru, Usain Gishu, Kisumu, and Kiambu counties have recorded the highest total number of vaccinations to date at 108,180, 23,511, 18,516,13,644 and 13,623 respectfully.

A list of locations where those eligible can go for free COVID – 19 vaccinations is available on the Ministry of Health website or county.

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