77 new cases of Covid reported as positivity rate at 3.2%

77 new cases of Covid reported as positivity rate at 3.2%

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH OCT 2021-The Ministry of Health has reported 77 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 2,415 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday in a statement that the positivity rate is at 3.2 per cent.

The CS said that from the cases, 70 of them are Kenyans while seven are foreigners. Also, 42 are males while 35 are females.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 88 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 250,191 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,575,024.

Nairobi leads with 18 cases, Meru 14, Nakuru 12, Machakos 5, Mombasa 4, Siaya 4, Kiambu 3, Kirinyaga 2, Laikipia 2, Nandi 2, Turkana 2, Uasin Gishu 1, West Pokot 1, Garissa 1, Nyandarua 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Bungoma 1, Embu 1 and Baringo 1.

Kagwe said that 322 patients have recovered from the disease with 287 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 35 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 242,857 of whom 196,402 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,455 are from various health facilities countrywide.

One patient succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,141.

A total of 914 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,979 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Fifty-six patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 23 on supplemental oxygen. Two patients are under observation.

Another 291 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 282 of them in general wards and 9 in High Dependency Units.

Vaccination

As of Sunday, October 3, 2021, a total of 3,886,630 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 2,955,890 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 930,740.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.5 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.4 per cent.

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