Kenya records 402 new Covid cases, 10 deaths

Kenya records 402 new Covid cases, 10 deaths

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND SEPT 2021-Kenya on Wednesday recorded 402 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 6,715 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at six per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that from the cases, 393 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners, with 201 patients being males while 196 are females.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 101 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 247,358, and the cumulative tests so far conducted to 2,514,478.

Kagwe said that 259 have recovered from the disease with 182 from the home-based isolation and care programme while 77 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 238,707 of whom 193,011 are from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 45,696 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Ten patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of August and September 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,018.

A total of 1,306 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,857 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Some 94 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 66 of whom are on ventilatory support and 21 on supplemental oxygen. Seven patients are under observation.

Another 403 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 385 of them in general wards and 18 in High Dependency Units.

VACCINATION

As of September 21, a total of 3,461,056 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses were 2,589,741 while second doses were 871,315.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 33.6%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.2%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: others category are 279,727, aged 58 years and above are 250,128, health workers are at 140,072, teachers are at 127,894, while security officers are at 73,494.

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