COVID UPDATE

Covid positivity rate at 16.3% as 943 new cases reported

The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,350 as no death case has been reported.

In Summary

•41 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 40 of them being in the general wards.

•Nine patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 3 of them are on ventilator support while 6 are on supplemental oxygen.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 943 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded, from a sample size of 5,787 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 16.3 per cent. 

In a statement on Thursday, he said 875 of the new cases are Kenyans while 68 are foreigners, with 442 being females and 501 are males.

The youngest is a four-month-old child while the oldest is 92 years.

This pushes the total confirmed positive cases to 258,557 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,908,081.

Kagwe said 145 patients have recovered from the disease, 111 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while 34 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 249,154 of whom 201,073 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation programme, while 48,081 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,350 as no death case has been reported.

A total of 177 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1986 are under the home-based isolation and care Programme.

Nine patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, three of them are on ventilator support while six are on supplemental oxygen.

Some 41 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 40 of them being in the general wards.

 One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

The CS said as of December 15th, a total of 8,515,984 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 5,101,374 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,414,610

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.2 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 12.5 per cent.

 

Edited by CM