COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya loses 30 more to Covid as 649 new cases are recorded

333 more patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities have risen to 4,830.

•Kagwe said that there are 1,790 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,419 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe gives the daily update of Covid-19 in the country at Afya House on August 30, 2021
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe gives the daily update of Covid-19 in the country at Afya House on August 30, 2021
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 649 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 241,783, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 7,704 recording a positivity rate of 8.4 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,429,337. 

The country's fatalities have risen to 4,830 after another 30 patients succumbed to the disease, all being deaths reported in months of July, August and September. 

Kagwe said that there are 1,790 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,419 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

A total of 162 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 120 of whom are on ventilatory support and 38 on supplemental oxygen.

Also, 724 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with669 of them in general wards and 55 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

Meanwhile, 333 patients have recovered from the disease, with 221 from various health facilities countrywide while 112 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Total recoveries now stand at 230,095 of whom 186,703 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation programme, while 43,392 are from various health facilities.

VACCINATION

As of September 7, a total of 2,934,285 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 2,117,075 while second doses are 817,210.

"The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at38.6 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at45 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is three per cent.

 

Edited by CM