COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya's Covid positivity rate at 8.1 as 241 more cases recorded

1,401 patients have recovered.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 3,722 after another one patients succumbed to the disease.

•Kagwe said that there are 1,092 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,077 patients are on the home-based care programme.

Passengers being screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
COVID-19: Passengers being screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
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Kenya on Sunday recorded 241 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 188,754 , Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 2,961 recording a positivity rate of 8.1 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,015,659.

The country's fatalities have risen to 3,722 after another one patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 1,092 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,077 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 115 patients are in ICU, out of which 37 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 209 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 185 are in general wards and 24 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 1,401 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 1,380 were from the Homebased care program while 21 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 179,520.

"As of today, a total of 1,539,087 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,026,960 while second doses are 512,127," CS Kagwe said.

"The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 49.9 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.0 per cent."