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Kenya has registered 511 new cases of Covid-19, from a sample of 4,020 tested in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 12.7%.

Of the cases, 477 are UKTN and 34 are foreigners. 280 are men and 231 are women. The youngest is a five day old infant while the oldest is 95 years old.

In a briefing on Tuesday 27, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 467 patients had recovered from the disease, 385 from home care and 82 from various health facilities.

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Total recoveries currently stand at 107,303, of which 78,207 are from home care and isolation, while 29,096 are from various health facilities.

On a sad note, 22 deaths have been reported in the past twenty-four hours. 18 of them occurred in the past month, while four were from an audit of late reports. The cumulative deaths to date are 2,665 people.

A total of 1,365 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 6,926 patients are in isolation and in home care.

192 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU), including 35 under ventilator assistance and 127 under supplemental oxygen. 30 patients are under observation.

To date, a total of 840,075 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 disease across the country. Of this number, 486,754 are aged 58 and over, health workers 154,031, teachers 129, 527 security officers in total 70,467.

As of April 25, 2021, a total of 1,080,000 doses had been distributed to regional depots across the country, leaving a balance of 40,000 doses in central vaccine stores in Kitengela.

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The Ministry of Health continued to urge UKTN to adhere to the new Covid-19 guidelines instituted by the government to curb the third wave of the virus.

He noted that the government would not facilitate containment measures despite the drop in the COVID-19 positivity rate.

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