COVID UPDATE

Kenya records seven deaths, 54 new virus cases

A total of 73 patients are in ICU, out of which 49 are on ventilatory support.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 5,109 after another seven patients succumbed to the disease.

•Kagwe said that there are 1,126 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on COVID-19 at Afya house on 28 July 2021./MERCY MUMO
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on COVID-19 at Afya house on 28 July 2021./MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Monday recorded 54 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 248,515, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS confirmed that this was from a sample size of 2,501, recording a positivity rate of 2.2 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 1,537,382.

Kagwe spoke when he visited Kigumo sub-county hospital in Murang'a, for the laying of the foundation stone ceremony.

The country's fatalities have risen to 5,109 after another seven patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 1,126 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 2,586 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 73 patients are in ICU, out of which 49 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 368 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 533 are in general wards and 15 in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 437 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 314 were from the Homebased care program while 123 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 240,672.

VACCINATION.

The CS noted that 3.3 per cent of Kenyans are fully vaccinated as of Sunday, September 27.

A total of 3,627,280 vaccines have been administered. Out of these, 2,737,982 are first doses while second doses are 889,298.