COVID-19: Kenya records 269 new cases, 960 recoveries, 4 deaths

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The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 269 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,872 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 6.9%, with total confirmed infections rising to 243,725 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,454,663.

From the cases, 265 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners; 135 are males and 134 are females, while the youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 101 years.

The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Nairobi 117, Kajiado 20, Machakos 18, Nakuru 17, Meru 11, Uasin Gishu 11, Kitui 10, Kiambu 9, Nyeri 6, Kisii 6, Embu 5, Marsabit 5, Mombasa 5, Garissa 5, Bomet 4, Kakamega 4, Laikipia 3, Taita Taveta 2, Tana River 1, Wajir 1, Baringo 1, Bungoma 1, Isiolo 1, Kericho 1, Kwale 1, Migori 1, Siaya 1, Nandi 1 and Murang’a 1.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also announced that 960 patients recovered from the coronavirus; with 895 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 65 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 232,918.

CS Kagwe however also added that 4 patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in September 2021. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,906.

“A total of 1,600 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,032 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 141 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 93 of whom are on ventilatory support and 34 on supplemental oxygen,” noted CS Kagwe.

“14 patients are under observation. Another 626 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 567 of them in general wards and 59 in High Dependency Units (HDU).”

The CS further said a total of 3,090,932 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of September 11, 2021. Of these, total first doses are 2,262,968 while second doses are 827,964.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 36.6% with the majority being males at (56%) while females are at (44%). Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 3.04%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Others 251,342; Aged 58 years and above 244,495; Health Workers 136,906; Teachers 125,185; while Security Officers are at 70,036.

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