BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD NOV 2021-The Ministry of Health has announced 103 new cases of Covid-19, from 4,617 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The cases bring the total case load in the country to 253,512 and the positivity rate to 2.2 per cent.
From the new cases, the youngest is a three-year-old child while the oldest is 97 years.
No deaths have been reported, keeping the total fatalities at 5,282.
A total of 68 patients have recovered from the disease; 61 from the home-based isolation and care programme while seven are from various health facilities countrywide.
Total recoveries now stand at 247,025.
Another 444 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 1,175 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
Some 26 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 12 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen.
No patient is under observation.
An additional 130 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 129 of them in the general wards.
One other patient is in the High Dependency Unit.
The cases are distributed in the counties as follows; Kericho 18, Nairobi 13, Trans Nzoia 11, Nyamira 10, Migori 7, Siaya, Turkana and Uasin Gishu 5 each, Kiambu and Busia 4 each, and Kisii 3 cases.
Marsabit, Kakamega and West Pokot recorded two cases each, while Kilifi, Kirinyaga, Kisumu, Kitui, Machakos, Meru, Makueni, Mandera, Mombasa, Murang’a, Garissa and Kajiado each recorded a case.
As of November 2, 2021, a total of 5,427,617 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,728,033 are partially vaccinated while 1,699,584 are fully vaccinated.