COVID UPDATES

Kenya has vaccinated 3.06% of its population, majority being males

451 new cases recorded, 5 patients have succumbed to the virus.

In Summary

• 835 patients have recovered from the disease with 770 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 65 are from various health facilities countrywide.

• A total of 1,559 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,427 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Covid-19 vaccination administered at the King Fahad hospital on Monday.
Covid-19 vaccination administered at the King Fahad hospital on Monday.
Image: CHETI PRAXIDES

The latest update on coronavirus in the country has indicated that 451 more people have tested positive from a sample size of 6,833 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is at 6.6 per cent. Of the cases, 436 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Tuesday that 244 patients are males while 207 are females.

The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 95 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases are now 244,380 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,464,459.

The CS said that 835 patients have recovered from the disease with 770 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 65 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 234,737 of whom 190,234 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 44,503 are from various health facilities.

Also, five more patients have succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 4,928.

A total of 1,559 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,427 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Kagwe said that 122 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 84 of whom are on ventilatory support and 35 on supplemental oxygen. 3 patients are under observation.

Another 632 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 574 of them in general wards and 58 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of cases

Nairobi 115, Nakuru 67, Uasin Gishu 28, Kiambu 26, Nyandarua 21, Garissa 21, Murang’a 20, Migori 18, Meru 15, Baringo 10, Laikipia 10, Kitui 10, Machakos 9, Narok 8, Kakamega 7, Turkana 7, Marsabit 6, Mombasa 6, Nandi 6, Elgeyo Marakwet 6, Kajiado 6, Kisumu 5, Bungoma 4, Busia 4, Kilifi 4, Nyeri 4, Bomet 2, Makueni 2, and Tharaka Nithi 1, Kisii 1, Lamu 1 and Nyamira 1.

Vaccination

As of September 13, 2021, a total of 3,145,171 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 2,312,422 while second doses are 832,749.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 36.0 per cent with the majority being males at (55 per cent) while females are at (45 per cent).

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 3.06 per cent.