COVID-19: Kenya records 404 new infections, 231 recoveries, 3 deaths


The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 404 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 6,309 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 6.4%, with total confirmed infections rising to 249,174 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,549,996.

From the cases, 390 of them are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners; 206 are males and 198 are females, while the youngest is a 6-day-old infant and the oldest is 106 years.

The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Nairobi 66, Nakuru 47, Nyamira 45, Kisii 28, Siaya 20, Uasin Gishu 19, Nyandarua 17, Kericho 17, Kitui 15, Migori 15, Kiambu 13, Meru 13, Garissa 9, Embu 8, Mombasa 8, Kakamega 7, Kajiado 7, Kirinyaga 6, Tharaka Nithi 5, Homa Bay 5, Machakos 4, Murang’a 4, Nandi 3, Bomet 3, Busia 3, Kisumu 3, Isiolo 2, Kilifi 2, Laikipia 2, Nyeri 2, Turkana 2, Kwale 1, Tana River 1, West Pokot 1 and Bungoma 1.

The ministry also said 231 patients recovered from the coronavirus; with 159 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 72 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 241,411.

However, 3 patients succumbed to COVID-19, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours while two are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in September 2021. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,119.

“A total of 1,042 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,247 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read a statement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

“75 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 46 of whom are on ventilatory support and 29 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.”

It further added: “Another 336 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 324 of them in general wards and 12 in High Dependency Units (HDU).”

A total of 3,712,030 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of September 28, 2021. Of these, total first doses were 2,813,477 while second doses were 898,553.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.9%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3%.

CS Kagwe announced that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033, out of which 2,813,477 people have so far been vaccinated for the first dose and 898,553 for the second.

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