COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records five deaths, 291 new coronavirus cases

This was from a sample size of 6,501 representing a positivity rate of 4.5 per cent.

In Summary

• The country's fatalities have risen to 5,128 after another five patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates in September.

• Kagwe said that there are 963 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,078 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

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 Friday recorded 291 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's caseload to 249,725, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 6,501 representing a positivity rate of 4.5 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,562,723.

The country's fatalities have risen to 5,128 after another five patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates in September.

Kagwe said that there are 963 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,078 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Sixty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 39 of whom are on ventilatory support and 21 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 315 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with306 of them in general wards and nine in High Dependency Units(HDU).

Meanwhile, 308 patients have recovered from the disease with 208from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 100 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 241,828 of whom 195,495 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,333 are from various health facilities countrywide.

VACCINATION

The CS said a total of 3,811,136 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of September 30.

Of these, the total first doses were 2,897,007 while the second doses were 914,129. 

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.6 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.4 per cent.

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

Edited by D Tarus