24 succumb to Covid as Kenya records 591 new cases

Kenya's fatalities have risen to 3,970.

In Summary

•Kagwe said there are 1,483 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,021  patients are on the home-based care programme.

•A total of 189 patients are in ICU, out of which 45 are on ventilatory support.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in past Covid-19 briefing.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in past Covid-19 briefing.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Monday recorded 591 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 204,271, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 4,737 recording a positivity rate of 12.5 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,142,309.

The country's fatalities have risen to 3,970 after another 24 patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 1,483 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 4,021  patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 189 patients are in ICU, out of which 45 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 461 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 419 are in general wards and 42 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 561 patients have recovered from the disease with 469 from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 92 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 189,692 of whom 151,146 are from home based care and isolation programme, while 38,546 are from various health facilities countrywide.

VACCINATION

As of Sunday, a total of 1,726,937 vaccines were administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,064,500 while second doses are 662,437.

"The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 62.2 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent . Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.4 per cent ," the CS said.

 

Edited by CM