COVID UPDATES

21 deaths reported as 840 tests positive for Covid

1,237 patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

• Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Saturday through a statement that the country’s positivity rate is now at 10.3 per cent.

• A total of 1,863 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,937 are under the Home-BasedIsolation and Care program. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The Ministry of Health has reported 840 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 8,129 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Saturday through a statement that the country’s positivity rate is now at 10.3 per cent.

He said that from the cases, 812 are Kenyans while 28 are foreigners, out of which 438 are females and 402 are males.

The youngest patient is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 100 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 239,692, and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,406,052.

Kagwe said that 1,237 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,104 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 133 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 227,274 of whom 184,338.

The CS said that 21 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in May, August, and September 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,778. 

A total of 1,863 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,937 are under the Home-BasedIsolation and Care program.

Also, 147 patients are in the Intensive care unit (ICU), 92 of whom are on ventilatory support and 46 on supplemental oxygen. 9 patients are under observation.

Another 767 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with700 of them in general wards and 67 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

From today’s cases, Nairobi leads with 252, Nyeri 73, Nakuru 59, Murang’a 52, Kiambu 52, Uasin Gishu 46, Kajiado 41, Trans Nzoia 17, Nyandarua 17, Machakos 16, Nandi 16, Makueni 14, Kericho 12, Embu 12, Garissa 12, Laikipia 12, Marsabit 11, Busia 11, Bomet 11, Bungoma 10, Kilifi 10, and Mombasa 10.

Kisii 8, Narok 7, Tana River 7, Kitui 6, Isiolo 6, Elgeyo Marakwet 5, Meru 5, Taita Taveta 5, Kisumu 4, Lamu 4, West Pokot 4, Mandera 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Homa Bay 2, Kakamega 2, Turkana 2 and Siaya 1.

Vaccination

Kagwe has said that as of September 3, 2021, a total of 2,854,662 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses were 2,043,504 while second doses were 811,158.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 39.7 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent. Females were at 45 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.98 per cent.