508 RECOVERIES

Covid positivity rate at 4% as 255 new cases recorded

Seven patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,116.

In Summary

• 77 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 47 of whom are on ventilatory support and 30 on supplemental oxygen.

• As of September 27, a total of 3,664,721 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 255 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 6,305 tested in the last 24 hours.

This is a positivity rate of four per cent.

In a statement, it indicates that 249 of the cases are Kenyans while six are foreigners.

From the new cases, 138 are males while 117 are females, with the  youngest being a four-year-old child while the oldest is 91 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 248,770 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,543,687.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 508 patients have recovered from the disease with 458 from the home-based care and isolation program, while 50 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 241,180 of whom 195,050 are from the home-based care and isolation program, while 46,130 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Seven patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours while six are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,116. 

A total of 1,078 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,303 are under the home-based care and isolation program.

Seventy-seven patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 47 of whom are on ventilatory support and 30 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 349 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with336 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

VACCINATION

As of September 27, a total of 3,664,721 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses were 2,771,051 while second doses were 893,670.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 32.3%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3%.

CS Kagwe also stated that the government received a consignment of 210,600 doses of Pfizer vaccines from the United States Government on Monday evening.

The vaccines arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport a few minutes past midnight.

"On behalf of the Kenya Government, I would like to thank the United States government for this generous donation," the CS said.