COVID-19 UPDATE

Covid positivity rate at 4.2% as 260 new cases recorded

The fatalities have risen to 5,123 after another four patients succumbed to the disease.

In Summary

• 109 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 241,520.

• 66 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 45 of whom are on ventilatory support and 21 on supplemental oxygen.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Kenya on Thursday recorded 260 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 249,434, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS confirmed that this was from a sample size of 6,226, recording a positivity rate of 4.2 per cent.

The cumulative tests now stand at 2,556,222.

The country's fatalities have risen to 5,123 after another four patients succumbed to the disease.

All of the four are late deaths reported after conducting facility records audits in the month of September 2021.

Meanwhile, 109 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 78 were from the home based care program while 31 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 241,520.

A total of 1,021 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,193 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

66 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 45 of whom are on ventilatory support and 21 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 336 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 324 of them in general wards and 12 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

VACCINATION

As of September 29, a total of 3,761,876 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses were 2,856,972 while second doses were 904,904.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.7%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3%.