COVID UPDATES

204 more people test positive for Covid, positivity rate at 6.9%

17 patients have succumbed to the disease.

In Summary

• Total confirmed positive cases are now 243,929 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,457,626.

• As of September 12, 2021, a total of 3,099,807 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Official figures from the Ministry of Health have shown that 204 more people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 2,963 tested in the last 24 hours.

The statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says that from the news cases, 198 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. 102 males while 102 are females.

The youngest patient is a six-month-old infant while the oldest is 99 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 243,929 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,457,626.

The CS said that 984 patients have recovered from the disease with 518 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 466 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 233,902 of whom 189,464 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 44,438 are from various health facilities.

Also, 17 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in September 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,923.

Kagwe added that a total of 1,555 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,345 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Further, 138 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 91 of whom are on ventilatory support and 33 on supplemental oxygen. 14 patients are under observation.

Another 624 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 566 of them in general wards and 58 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution

Nairobi 83, Kiambu 16, Makueni 14, Garissa 10, Machakos 10, Turkana 10, Murang’a 8, Nakuru 7, Embu 8, Isiolo 6, Baringo 4, Nyeri 4, Kwale 4, Kilifi 3, Migori 3, Siaya 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Meru 2, Mombasa 2, Kakamega 1, Kisii 1, Kitui 1, Taita Taveta 1.

Vaccination

The CS said that as of September 12, 2021, a total of 3,099,807 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses were 2,270,827 while the second doses were 828,980.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 36.5 per cent with the majority being males at (56 per cent) while females were at (44 per cent).

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.04 per cent.