COVID-19

93 recover as 33 test positive for Covid-19

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 252,066 and the positivity rate to 0.9%.

In Summary

•From the cases 17 are male and 16 female, while the youngest is a two-month-old child while the oldest is 98 years.

•A total of 93 patients have recovered from the disease; 77 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 16 are from various health facilities countrywide.

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

The Ministry of Health has announced 33 new cases of Covid-19 from 3,530 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 252,066 and the positivity rate to 0.9%.

From the cases 17 are male and 16 female, while the youngest is a two-month-old child and the oldest is 98 years.

A total of 93 patients have recovered from the disease; 77 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 16 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 245,347.

Cumulative deaths rose to 5,224 after one patient succumbed to the disease.

A total of 587 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 1,531 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 30 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 173 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in General wards.

No patient is in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of distribution; Nairobi county recorded 7 cases, Machakos and Mombasa 4 each, Baringo, Kericho, Kiambu, Murang’a and Turkana 2 each, Bomet, Busia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kitui, Makueni, Nakuru, Narok and Garissa recorded a case each.

Vaccination

As of Sunday, October 17, 2021, a total of 4,520,753 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,303,782 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,216,971.