Four succumb to COVID19 as 202 test positive

Four succumb to COVID19 as 202 test positive

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH DEC,2021-202 people have tested positive  for Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,312 tested in the last 24 hours bringing total confirmed positive cases to 256,134.

The positivity rate is now at 3.2% with cumulative tests so far conducted being 2,885,602.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, out of the new cases 163 are Kenyans while 39 are foreigners with 102 being males and 100 females.

The youngest is a three-month-old child while the oldest is 80 years.   

Sadly, four patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them  being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in  the months of November and December 2021. This now pushes  the cumulative fatalities to 5,346.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (1), 60 years and  above (2).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (58), 10-19 years (39), 20- 29 (144), 30-39 years (386), 40-49 years (620), 50-59 years  (997), 60 years and above (3,102).

23 patients have recovered from the disease all of them from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. Total recoveries  now stand at 248,511 of whom 200,532 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,979 are from various  health facilities countrywide.

A total of 201 patients are currently admitted in various health  facilities countrywide, while 831 are under the Home-Based  Isolation and Care program.

Two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and all of them are on ventilatory support.

A total of 49 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 48 of them being in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency  Unit (HDU).

Vaccination campaign 

As of December 10th 2021, a total of 8,132,982 vaccines had so  far been administered across the country.

Of these, 4,987,484 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,235,498.

The uptake of the second dose among those who  received their first dose was at 57.4%. Proportion of adults fully  vaccinated was 11.9%.

The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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