Zero Covid-19 Deaths as Positivity Rate Falls

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing in May 2020.
  • Kenya has recorded 81 more Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours as the positivity rate in the country dropped to 3.4 percent. The total caseload currently stands at 99,162.

    Fortunately, no fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours. The death toll still stands at 1,734.

    In a statement on Tuesday, January 19, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 2,347 samples had been tested over the period. The country has so far conducted 1,130,707 Covid-19 tests.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing in May 2020.

    Of the positive cases, 41 are male and 40 are female. The youngest is a ten-month-old child while the oldest is 98.

    51 patients have recovered from the disease, 31 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 20 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 82,478. 

    Currently, there are 694 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 1,670 on Home Based Isolation and Care. 

    29 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support, and 13 on supplemental oxygen. Three are on observation. 

    Another 11 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 10 of them in the general wards.

    There is one patient in the High Dependency Unit (HDU)

    In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 49, Turkana 7, Nakuru 5, Nyamira 5, Kajiado 3, Nyeri 3, Migori 2, Mombasa 2, Kiambu 1, Kisumu 1, Kitui 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Vihiga 1.

    In terms of Sub-county distribution; the 49 cases are from Kibra, Lang’ata and Westlands 6 cases each, Kamukunji and Starehe 5 cases each.

    Dagoretti North 4, Makadara 3, Kasarani, Mathare, Roysambu and Ruaraka 2 cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Embakasi Central, Embakasi North and Embakasi South and Embakasi West 1 case each.