Kenya on Monday announced 745 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,209 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 12.0%.
Confirmed positive cases now total to 212,573 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,197,015.
717 of the new patients are Kenyans and 28 foreigners. 394 are males while 351 are females. The youngest is a seven-day-old infant while the oldest is aged 99.
161 have recovered from the disease; 83 from the Home-based isolation care and 78 from various health facilities across the country.
The total number of recoveries stands at 197,468.
Sadly, 30 others have succumbed to the disease; three of the fatalities having occurred in the last 24 hours while 27 are late death reports from April, May, June, July and August.
The death toll is now at 4,179.
The new cases were distributed across various counties namely: Nairobi 441, Kiambu 67, Murang’a 23, Machakos 21, Kajiado 20, Makueni 20, Uasin Gishu 20, Meru 19, Mombasa 19, Nakuru 14, Busia 11, Nyeri 11, Kilifi 9, Turkana 7, Embu 6, Kisii 6, Kitui 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Nandi 4, Homa Bay 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kwale 2, Laikipia 2, Mandera 1, Samburu 1, Taita Taveta 1, Tana River 1, West Pokot 1, Baringo 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Garissa 1, Isiolo 1 and Kericho 1.
“A total of 1,822 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,796 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 135 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 61 of whom are on ventilatory support and 67 on supplemental oxygen,” read the ministry of health statement.
“7 patients are under observation. Another 611 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 575 of them in general wards and 36 in High Dependency Units (HDU).”
A total of 1,804,375 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,105,470 while second doses are 698,905.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 63.2% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.6%.
The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 214,722; Others 205,802; Health Workers 120,155; Teachers 102,007; while Security Officers are at 56,219.