Kenya has recorded 54 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 2,501 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 2.2 %.
This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 248,515 while and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,537,382.
“From the cases 52 of them are Kenyans while 2 are foreigners. 30 females while 24 are males. The youngest is a 2-year-old child while the oldest is 93 years,” said the Ministry of Health on Monday.
The 54 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 22, Machakos 7, Murang’a 4, Nakuru 4, Uasin Gishu 3, Kajiado 2, Nyeri 2, Wajir, Baringo, Kakamega, Kiambu, Nandi, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Meru, Mombasa and Trans Nzoia 1 case each.
At the same time, 7 patients are reported to have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,109.
Meanwhile, 437 patients have recovered from the disease with 314 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 123 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 240,672 of whom 194,592 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,080 are from various health facilities countrywide.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,126 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,586 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
Some 73 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 49 of whom are on ventilatory support and 24 on supplemental oxygen.
“No patient is under observation. Another 368 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 353 of them in general wards and 15 in High Dependency Units(HDUI,” said the Ministry.
On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the Health Ministry says the government is working towards marking this year’s Mashujaa Day with at least 5.8million people vaccinated.
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