Kenya records 511 new Covid cases as 273  patients recover

Kenya records 511 new Covid cases as 273 patients recover

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH SEPT 2021-Another 511 people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 7,955 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is at 6.4 per cent.

Health CS said in a statement on Thursday that from the new cases, 488 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners. 263 are males while 248 are females.

The youngest is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is 99 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 245,337, and the cumulative tests conducted are 2,478,820.

Kagwe said that 273 patients have recovered from the disease with 168 from various health facilities countrywide while 105 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Total recoveries now stand at 235,469.

Twelve more patients have succumbed to the virus, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in March, April May, July, August, and September 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,961.

The CS said that a total of 1,483 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,323 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Also, 121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 85 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. Eight patients are under observation.

Another 564 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 522 of them in general wards and 42 in the High Dependency Units.

Distribution

Nairobi cases are 137, Baringo 5, Bomet 5, Nakuru 40, Nyandarua 36, Kiambu 35, Kisii 28, Embu 21, Machakos 20, Makueni 17, Meru 17, Kericho 16, Kajiado 15, Tharaka Nithi 14, Mombasa 12, Laikipia 12, Murang’a 12, Kitui 11, Uasin Gishu 9, Kakamega 6, Narok 5, Turkana 5, Marsabit 4, Tana River 3, Kirinyaga 3, Bungoma 3, Busia 3, Nandi 3, Kisumu 2, Lamu 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Nyeri 2, Siaya 2, Wajir 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kilifi 1 and Migori 1.

Vaccination drive

As of September 15, 2021, a total of 3,241,751 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 2,397,641 while second doses are 844,110.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 35% per cent with the majority being males at (55%) while females are at (45%).

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 3.1 per cent.

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