COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya loses 32 more to Covid as 1,942 recover

157 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 4,467 after another 32 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

•Kagwe said that there are 2,060 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 8,769 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during the daily press briefing on coronavirus pandemic update at Afya house on May 21,2020/ MERCY MUMO
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during the daily press briefing on coronavirus pandemic update at Afya house on May 21,2020/ MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Saturday recorded 1,286 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 228,363, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 8,310 recording a positivity rate of 15.5 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,305,988..

The country's fatalities have risen to 4,467 after another 32 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 2,060 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 8,769 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

157 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 80 of whom are on ventilatory support and 77 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 818 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 754 of them in general wards and 64 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

Meanwhile,1,942 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,766 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 176 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 211,781 of whom 170,734 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 41,047 are from various health facilities.

VACCINATION

The CS said first doses of vaccines  administered on Friday were 67,749 while second doses were 4,144.

"Cumulatively, 2,374,197 vaccines were administered across thecountry as of yesterday. Of these, total first doses were 1,595,335 while second doses were 778,862," Kagwe said.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 48.8 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females were at 45 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 2.9 per cent.