Kenya records 189 new COVID19 cases  as nine succumb

Kenya records 189 new COVID19 cases as nine succumb

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH OCT,2021-Coronavirus cases in the country have increased by 189 from a sample size of 6,367 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Tuesday in a statement that the country’s positivity rate is at three per cent.

The CS said that from the cases, 182 are Kenyans while seven are foreigners. Ninety-nine are females while 90 are males.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 90 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 250,380 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,581,391.

Also, 207 patients have recovered from the disease with 117 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 90 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 243,064 of whom 196,519 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,545 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Nairobi has 30 cases, Trans Nzoia 19, Kisii 16, Nakuru 15, Garissa 10, Elgeyo Marakwet 9, Kericho 9, Laikipia 8, Kiambu 8, Kitui 6, Mombasa 6, Machakos 5, Baringo 5, Kakamega 4, Homa Bay 3, Kirinyaga 3, Murang’a 3, Narok 3, Embu 2, Isiolo 2, Nyandarua 2, Marsabit 2, Taita Taveta 2, Turkana 2, West Pokot 2, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Makueni 1, Nyeri 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Vihiga 1, Samburu 1, Lamu 1, Tana River 1, Kwale 1, Busia 1, Kajiado 1 and Kisumu 1.

Nine more patients have succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,150.

A total of 894 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,961 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Fifty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 19 on supplemental oxygen. One patient is under observation.

Another 302 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 289 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination drive

As of October 4, 2021, a total of 3,935,671 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 2,988,128 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 947,543.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.7 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.5 per cent.

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