14 succumb to Covid  as  Kenya records 149 new cases

14 succumb to Covid as Kenya records 149 new cases

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH NOV,2021-Kenya on Thursday recorded 149 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,500 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 2.7 per cent.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 148 of the new cases are Kenyans except one foreigner.

Some 75 patients are females and 74 are males with the the youngest being a seven-year-old child while the oldest being 98 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 253,661 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,724,372.

Kagwe added that 131 patients have recovered from the disease with 103 from the home-based isolation and care programme while 28 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 247,156 of whom 199,651 are from the home-based care and isolation programme, while 47,505 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The cumulative fatalities in the country has risen to 5,296 after 14 patients succumbed to the disease.

All of them are late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records.

A total of 426 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,151 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

32 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 114 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 112 of them in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

The CS also stated that as of November 3, a total of 5,482,089 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

“Of these, 3,744,710 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,737,379,” he said.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 43.6%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was6.4%.

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