.Kenya records 912 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate now at 12.2pc

.Kenya records 912 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate now at 12.2pc

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,2ND SEPT 2021-Kenya’s tally of confirmed positive COVID-19 infections hit 237,851 on Thursday, following a report of 970 new infections tested from a sample of 7,940 in the last one day.

According to a Ministry of Health press statement, the new infections posted a positivity rate of 12.2 percent.

“From the cases 940 are Kenyans while 30 are foreigners,” the Health Ministry said on Thursday “489 males while 481 are females.

The youngest patient is an eight-month-old baby while the oldest is 97-years-old.

Kenya has conducted some 2,388,858 tests so far.

Nairobi tops with the most new infections, posting 305 cases while Nyandarua and Kiambu took second and third positions with 99 and 68 cases respectively.

Across the rest of the country, the new infections are distributed as follows: Kajiado 52, Nakuru 49, Murang’a 30, Kericho 27, Uasin Gishu 24, Mombasa 23, Garissa 21, Laikipia 17, Embu 17, Nandi 16, Baringo 16, Elgeyo Marakwet 16, Samburu 15, Machakos 15, Lamu 14, Busia 12, Tana River 11, Kilifi 11, Kitui 11, Migori 11, Tharaka Nithi 10, Mandera 9, Narok 9, Vihiga 7, Nyamira 5, Kisumu 5, Siaya 5, Bomet 4, Makueni 4, Kakamega 4, Marsabit 4, Turkana 4, Bungoma 4, Kirinyaga 4, Kwale 3, Meru 3, Trans Nzoia 2, West Pokot 1, Homa Bay 1, Nyeri 1 and Kisii 1.

A total of 1,874 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,379 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

143 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 98 of whom are on ventilatory support and 39 on supplemental oxygen.

Meanwhile, the tally of recoveries has hit 224,882 after 612 patients recovered in the last one day.

“502 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 110 are from various health facilities countrywide,” the Ministry of Health said.

At the same time, 7 new deaths were reported on Thursday, pushing Kenya’s death toll from the disease to 4,746.

“All of them were late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on August, 31st 2021,” the Health Ministry added.

Vaccination Kenya had vaccinated 2,807,945 by Wednesday, September 1; 2,000,285 of those were the first dose while 807,660 were the second. “The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 40.4% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%,” the Health Ministry revealed. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.96 percent

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