Covid-19: Kenya records 1,105 cases, 8 deaths

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A health worker vaccinates a Nyeri resident against Covid-19 in Nyeri Town on September 20, 2021. 

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

The number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya has risen by 1,105 from a sample size of 6,945 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate however decreased to 15.9 per cent from 20.8 percent on Monday.

Of the new infections, 1,051 are Kenyans while 54 are foreigners. 571 female and 534 are male. The youngest is a one-month-old baby while the oldest is 102 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 313,677 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,111,402.

Nairobi County continues to lead with the number of new infections per county with 262 cases followed by Mombasa 75, Siaya 75, Bomet 74, Kisumu 67, Uasin Gishu 62, Laikipia 61, Nakuru 48, Kilifi 33, Kisii 28, Kakamega 28, Taita Taveta 27, Vihiga 27, Makueni 22, Bungoma 19, Busia 19, Kiambu 18, Embu 15, Nyamira 15, Marsabit 13, Nyandarua 11, Meru 9, Tharaka-Nithi 9, Garissa 7, Homa Bay 7, Murang’a 7, Nyeri 7, Machakos 7, Kericho 6, Narok 6, Kwale 5, West Pokot 5, Nandi 5, Baringo 4, Mandera 4, Migori 4, Turkana 4, Lamu 3, Kajiado 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2 and Kirinyaga 2.

In a statement on Tuesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 3,320 patients had recovered from the disease. 2,991 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while 329 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 271,893 of whom 221,481 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation programme, while 50,412 are from various health facilities countrywide.

In the last 24 hours, eight deaths were reported, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the last one week. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,462.

Mr Kagwe also mentioned that 1,223 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 21,411 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

According to the CS, 42 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit 41 of them on ventilatory support while one is on supplemental oxygen.

Another 298 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 293 of them are in the general wards. 5 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

In the statement the ministry also noted that 10,696,021 vaccines had been administered across the country as of Monday. Of these, 6,077,770 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,533,842. Another 24,697 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 59,712 are booster doses. 

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.8 percent while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 16.6 per cent. 

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