COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 65 new Covid cases, five deaths

The cumulative tests stand at 2,613,052.

In Summary

•The cumulative tests stand at 2,613,052.

•This was from a sample size of 3,198 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi.
Image: Health Ministry/Twitter

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 65 new cases of Covid-19 bringing the country's case load to 251,313, health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi has confirmed.

The CAS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 3,198 recording a positivity rate of 2.0 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,613,052.

The country's fatalities have risen to 5,195 after another five patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 712 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 1,711 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 43 patients are in ICU, out of which 25 are on ventilatory support.

Also, 242 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 238 are in general wards and four in the HDU.

Meanwhile, 296 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 279 were from the Homebased care program while 17 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 244,533.

VACCINATION

Meanwhile, as of October 11, 4,210,315 vaccines had been administered across the country. 3,155,222 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,055,093.