COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 95 new virus cases, 22 recoveries

A total of 7,417,276 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

In Summary

• As of December 2, a total of 7,417,276 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

• The country's fatalities remain 5,335 as no new death was reported.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Kenya on Friday recorded 95 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's caseload to 255,355, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a press briefing confirmed that this was from a sample size of 4,799 recording a positivity rate of 2.0 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,848,757.

The country's fatalities remain 5,335 as no new death was reported.

Kagwe said that there are 170 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 815 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), three of whom are on ventilatory support and one on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 55 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 53 of them being in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, 22 patients have recovered from the disease with 13 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 9 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at248,398 of whom 200,447 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,951 are from various health facilities countrywide.

VACCINATION

As of December 2, a total of 7,417,276 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 4,539,928 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,877,348.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.2 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 10.6 per cent.

Edited by D Tarus