COVID UPDATES

Kenya has fully vaccinated 2,713,427 people

14 patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing fatalities to 5,096.

In Summary

• Another 323 new cases of the virus have been confirmed from a sample size of 5,606, pushing the total confirmed positive cases to 248,392

• 1,220 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 2,694 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

A patient receives the AstraZeneca vaccine at KNH during a mass vaccination on August 8.
CURBING COVID SPREAD: A patient receives the AstraZeneca vaccine at KNH during a mass vaccination on August 8.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The country has administered 3,600,187 vaccines across the country as of September 24, 2021, the Ministry of Health has said.

Out of the total, the first doses were 2,713,427 while the second doses were 886,760.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Saturday that the uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 32.7 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3 per cent.

The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

Covid situation

Another 323 new cases of the virus have been confirmed from a sample size of 5,606 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is at 5.8 per cent.

The CS said that from the cases, 317 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners, out of which 167 are females while 156 are males.

The youngest patient is a two-month-old baby while the oldest is 104 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 248,392 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,533,467.

Kagwe said 432 patients have recovered from the disease with 387 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 45 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 239,730 of whom 193,812 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 45,918 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
COVID TEST: Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Fourteen patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,096.

Also, 1,220 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 2,694 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

The CS said 92 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 52 of whom are on ventilatory support and 40 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 375 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 361 of them in general wards and 14 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of cases

Nandi leads with 71, Nairobi 41, Nakuru 30, Nyeri 22, Makueni 14, Kajiado 13, Kiambu 12, Kisii 11, Mombasa 11, Embu 8, Siaya 8, Murang’a 7, Garissa 6, Bomet 5, Kirinyaga 5, Laikipia 5, Machakos 5, Kakamega 5, Uasin Gishu 5, Marsabit 4, Isiolo 4, Bungoma 4, Nyandarua 4, Kitui 4, Busia 4, Meru 3, Samburu 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, West Pokot 2, Kwale 2, Baringo 1, Homa Bay 1, Turkana 1 and Kericho 1.