BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,4TH DEC,2021-The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that 53 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 4,071 tested in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate is now at 1.3%, with total confirmed infections rising to 255,408 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,852,828.
From the cases, 49 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners; 28 are males and 25 are females, while the youngest is an eight-month-old child and the oldest is 75 years.
The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Nairobi 22, Trans Nzoia 13, Nakuru 6, Kericho 4, Taita Taveta 3, Busia 1, Homa Bay 1, Kakamega 1, Kilifi 1 and Mombasa 1.
The ministry said 6 patients recovered from the disease with 5 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and one from health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 248,404.
However, there was no death reported, hence the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,335.
“A total of 189 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 815 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read the statement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
“4 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3 of whom are on ventilatory support and 1 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.”
The CS added: “Another 56 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 54 of them being in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”
Kagwe further said a total of 7,525,681 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of December 3, 2021. Of these, 4,595,031 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,930,650.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.3%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 10.8%