Kenya records 95 COVID-19 cases, zero deaths


Kenya records 95 COVID-19 cases, zero deaths
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media from his Afya House office after receiving a donation of Personal Protective Equipment worth Ksh.2.3 million from MultiChoice Kenya. PHOTO / COURTESY

In Summary

  • The positivity rate is now at 2.9%, with total confirmed infections rising to 251,152.
  • From the cases, 86 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners.
  • 56 are males and 39 are females, while the youngest is a one-month-old infant and the oldest is 95 years.

The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 95 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,334 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 2.9%, with total confirmed infections rising to 251,152 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,606,152.

From the cases, 86 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners; 56 are males and 39 are females, while the youngest is a one-month-old infant and the oldest is 95 years.

In terms of county distribution; Nyamira 14, Nairobi 11, Nakuru 10, Garissa 9, Nyeri 9, Turkana 7, Kiambu 5, Marsabit 4, Kisii 4, Machakos 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kitui 2, Kakamega 2, Laikipia 2, Bomet 1, Busia 1, Embu 1, Kirinyaga 1, Murang’a 1, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1, Siaya 1 and West Pokot 1.

The ministry also announced that 172 patients recovered from the coronavirus disease, with 138 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 34 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 243,944.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in the statement said, fortunately, were reported. Hence, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,181.

“A total of 762 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,788 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted the CS.

“47 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.”

He added: “Another 256 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 250 of them in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU).”

According to Kagwe, a total of 4,183,552 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of October 9, 2021. Of these, 3,135,700 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,047,852.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 33.4%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.8%.

The CS stated that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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