COVID-19

414 recoveries as 394 test positive for Covid-19

Total recoveries now stand at 239,298.

In Summary

•A total of 1,241 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 2,707 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

•Another 87 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 51 of whom are on ventilatory support and 31 on supplemental oxygen.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
HEALTH BOSS: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has announced 394 new cases of Covid-19, bringing total infections in the country to 248,069.

The new cases are from 7,254 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 104 years.

A total of 414 patients have recovered from the disease; 367 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 47 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 239,298.

Cumulative deaths have hit 5,082 after 37 more were reported from late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of June, July and September 2021.

A total of 1,241 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 2,707 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Another 87 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 51 of whom are on ventilatory support and 31 on supplemental oxygen.

Some five patients are under observation.

An additional 373 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen; 360 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Nairobi 108, Nakuru 39, Meru 23, Uasin Gishu 22, Kiambu 21, Baringo 16, Laikipia 15, Kajiado 13, Narok and Garissa 11 each, Bomet 9, Wajir and Kericho 8 each, Kisii, Nyeri and Turkana 7 each, Machakos, Bungoma and Embu 6 each, Migori and Murang’a 5 each, Kakamega, Nyandarua, Kilifi, Kitui, and Makueni 4 cases each.

Marsabit 3, Busia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kirinyaga, Kisumu, Homa Bay, West Pokot and Mombasa 2 each, while Nandi, Siaya, Tharaka Nithi and Lamu recorded a case each.

Vaccination

As of September 23, 2021, a total of 3,554,424vaccines had been administered across the country.

Total first doses are 2,672,861while second doses are 881,563.