COVID-19 UPDATE

1,018 recoveries as Kenya records Covid positivity rate of 7.9%

148 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 4,902 

•Kagwe said that there are1,617 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,447 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at Afya House on May 27, 2020.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Saturday recorded 511 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 243,456, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 6,434 recording a positivity rate of 7.9 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,450,791. 

The country's fatalities have risen to 4,902 after another xxx  patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of August and September 2021. 

Kagwe said that there are1,617 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,447 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

A total of 148 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 99 of whom are on ventilatory support and 35 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 622 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with562 of them in general wards and 60 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

Meanwhile, 1,018 patients have recovered from the disease with 810are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 208from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 231,958 of whom 188,051 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 43,907 are from various health facilities countrywide.

VACCINATION

As of September 10, a total of 3,081,610 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 2,255,214 while second doses are 826,396.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their firstdose is at 36.6  per cent with the majority being males at 458,544(56 per cent) while females are at 367,382 (44 per cent).

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 3.03 per cent.