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Coronavirus - Kenya: COVID-19 update (13 May 2021)

334 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 4,155 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.0%. From the cases 329 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners. Total confirmed positive cases are now 164,720 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,733,500.

New cases county distribution; 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 the Home Based & Isolation Care while 39 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 113,248 of whom 82,298 are from Home Based Care & Isolation, while 30,950 are from various health facilities.

18 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 15 having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month and 3 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 2,968.

A total of 1,021 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,840 patients are on Home Based Isolation & Care.  117 patients are in the ICU, 23 are on ventilatory support and 74 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation.

92 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 87 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

VACCINATION: A total of 930,460 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide. Of these 283,507 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 162,071, Teachers 145,796, Security Officers 78,684 and Others 260,403.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.