COVID-19: Kenya records 189 new cases, 207 recoveries, 9 deaths

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The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 189 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 6,367 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 3.0%, with total confirmed infections rising to 250,380 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,581,391.

From the cases, 182 are Kenyans while 7 are foreigners; 99 are females and 90 are males, while the youngest is a two-year-old child and the oldest is 90 years.

The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Nairobi 30, Trans Nzoia 19, Kisii 16, Nakuru 15, Garissa 10, Elgeyo Marakwet 9, Kericho 9, Laikipia 8, Kiambu 8, Kitui 6, Mombasa 6, Machakos 5, Baringo 5, Kakamega 4, Homa Bay 3, Kirinyaga 3, Murang’a 3, Narok 3, Embu 2, Isiolo 2, Nyandarua 2, Marsabit 2, Taita Taveta 2, Turkana 2, West Pokot 2, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Makueni 1, Nyeri 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Vihiga 1, Samburu 1, Lamu 1, Tana River 1, Kwale 1, Busia 1, Kajiado 1 and Kisumu 1.

The ministry also stated that 207 patients recovered from the coronavirus; with 117 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 90 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 243,064.

However, 9 patients succumbed to COVID-19, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in September. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,150.

“A total of 894 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,961 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read the statement by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

“51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 19 on supplemental oxygen. One patient is under observation.”

“Another 302 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 289 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).”

A total of 3,935,671 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of October 4, 2021. Of these, 2,988,128 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 947,543.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.7%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.5%.

CS Kagwe said the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033, where a total of 947,543 persons have so far been fully vaccinated.

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