BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH OCT,2021-Kenya on Saturday recorded 142 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 4,950 tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Muthai Kagwe has said.
The positivity rate is now at 2.9%.
In a statement, the CS said that 137 of the new cases are Kenyans while five are foreigners, with 110 being males and 32 are females.
The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 82 years.
This now brings the total number of confirmed positive cases to 253,293 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,701,802.
He also announced that 144 patients have recovered from the disease with 133 from the home-based isolation and care program while 11 are from various health facilities countrywide.
This pushes the total recoveries to 246,765.
199,344of the recoveries are from the home-based isolation and care program, while 47,421 are from various health facilities countrywide.
Three patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of September and October 2021.
This now pushes the cumulative deaths to 5,276.
A total of 463 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,212 are under the home-based isolation and care program.
25 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen.
No patient is under observation.
Another 153 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with151 of them in the general wards. 2 patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU).
Kagwe also announced that as of October 29, a total of 5,292,312 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.
Of these, 3,671,133 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,621,179.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 41.7%.
Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was6.0%.