At 5.2 per cent positivity rate, Kenya nearly flattens Covid curve

Kenya’s Covid-19 death toll now stands at 2,805 after the country lost another 24 people to the virus in the last 24 hours.

One death was recorded in the last 24 hours, fifteen deaths were reported to have occurred on diverse dates within the last one month, while eight being late deaths reports recorded after facility record audits.

According to the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours, a total of 345 Covid-19 positive cases were recorded, from a sample size of 6,686, dropping the positivity rate to 5.2 per cent. This now brings the country’s caseload to 160,904 with a cumulative 1,688,106 samples tested so far.

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The Ministry further said 140 patients have recovered from the virus, 82 from home based and isolation care, while 58 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 109,217 with 79,525 from home based and isolation care and 29,692 are from various health facilities.

A total of 1,230 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities within the country.  A total of 6,654 patients are on home based and isolation care and 154 patients are in the Intensive Care Units.

On vaccination, over 894,000 persons have so far received the first dose of the AstraZeneca jab as of  Tuesday, May 5.

Meanwhile, the Tanzania government has issued new guidelines on coronavirus, which include a 14-day quarantine period for people arriving into the country, measures which will apply to both foreigners and citizens, and they will be required to present a test certificate showing negative Covid-19 results.

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