COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya loses 10 more to Covid as 1,550 recover

159 patients are in the ICU.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 4,350 after another 10 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

•Kagwe said that a total of 1,981 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 9,602 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya on Monday recorded 679 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 221,406, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,693 recording a positivity rate of 11.9 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,259,150.

The country's fatalities have risen to 4,350 after another 10 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that a total of 1,981 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 9,602 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 159 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 67 of whom are on ventilatory support and 85 on supplemental oxygen.

According to Ministry of health data, another 768 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 712 of them in general wards and 56 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

Meanwhile, 1,550 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,426 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 124 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 203,922 of whom 163,879 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 40,043 are from various health facilities countrywide.

VACCINATION

The CS said as of Sunday, a total of 2,053,717 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,305,850 while second doses are 747,867.

"The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at57.3 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at45 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.7 per cent.

 

Edited by CM