COVID

Five patients succumb to Covid; positivity rate at 3.5%

Government working towards vaccinating 27,246,033 people.

In Summary

• Thirty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 35.1 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 4.4 per cent. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has said that 156 more people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 4,408 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is at 3.5 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kkagwe said on Saturday in a statement that from the cases, 154 are Kenyans while 2 are foreigners.

Ninety-one are males while 65 are females. The youngest is an eight-month-old child while the oldest is 87 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 251,959 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,635,120.

Nakuru leads with 39 cases, Meru 23, Nairobi 20, Kakamega 9, Kericho 8, West Pokot 6, Kiambu 5, Garissa 4, Bungoma 4, Baringo 3, Kajiado 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Turkana 3, Nandi 3, Busia 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kitui 2, Mombasa 2, Muranga 2, Siaya 2, Tana River 2, Vihiga 1, Kwale 1, Lamu 1, Marsabit 1, Migori 1, Taita Taveta 1, Homa Bay 1, Nyandarua 1 and Isiolo 1.

The CS said that 101 patients have recovered from the disease with 71 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 30 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 245,178 of whom 198,071 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,107 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Kagwe said that five more patients have succumbed to the virus, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility audit reports in the month of October 2021.

This pushes the cumulative deaths to 5,215.

A total of 596 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,582 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Thirty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 180 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 177 of them in general wards and 3 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination

Kagwe said that as of October 15, 2021, a total of 4,482,179 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,280,011 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,202,168.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 35.1 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 4.4 per cent.

He said the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.