BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH OCT,2021-The Ministry of Health has announced another 170 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 6,162 tested in the last 24 hours.
The country’s positivity rate has dropped to 2.8 per cent.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Friday that from the cases, 158 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. 87 are females while 83 are males.
The youngest is a nine-year-old child while the oldest is 90 years.
The total confirmed positive cases are now 250,898 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,598,772.
Nairobi leads in terms of county distribution of news cases with 43, Kiambu 14, Kericho 12, Nakuru 11, Kajiado 10, Kitui 9, Meru 6, Tharaka Nithi 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Elgeyo Marakwet 4, Garissa 4, Mombasa 4, Baringo 3, Busia 3, Laikipia 3, Machakos 3, Murang’a 3, Bomet 2, Bungoma 2, Embu 2, Kakamega 2, Kirinyaga 2, Wajir 2, West Pokot 2, Kilifi 1, Kisii 1, Kisumu 1, Makueni 1, Marsabit 1, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1, Nyeri 1, Taita Taveta 1, Tana River 1 and Siaya 1.
Also, 254 patients have recovered from the disease with 216 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme, while 38 are from various health facilities countrywide.
Total recoveries now stand at 243,591 of whom 196,925 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation programme, while 46,666 are from various health facilities countrywide.
One patient succumbed to the virus, pushing cumulative fatalities to 5,179.
A total of 841 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,833 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.
Kagwe said that 51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 34 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.
Another 282 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 274 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units.
As of October 7, a total of 4,111,317 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,093,399 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,017,918.
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 3.7 per cent.