COVID-19

Nine deaths as 125 test positive for Covid

From the new cases, the youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 83 years.

In Summary

•The cases bring the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 252,199 and the the positivity rate to 2.3 per cent.

•The CS announced recovery of 230 patients from the disease; 220 of whom are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 10 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe doing the daily Covid-19 media briefing at Afya house on May 27, 2021.
Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe doing the daily Covid-19 media briefing at Afya house on May 27, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced 125 new cases of Covid-19 from 5,372 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The cases bring the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 252,199 and the the positivity rate to 2.3 per cent.

From the new cases, the youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 83 years.

The CS announced recovery of 230 patients from the disease; 220 of whom are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 10 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 245,577.

Cumulative deaths rose to 5,233 after nine deaths were recorded from facility in the months of August and September 2021.

A total of 586 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 1,509 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 33 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 174 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in the general wards.

No patient is in the High Dependency Units.

The cases are distributed across counties as follows; Bungoma 25, Nairobi 11, Kisii 8, Meru, Kericho and Turkana 6 each, Uasin Gishu and Kiambu 5 each, Kakamega, Marsabit and Embu 4 each.

Nyandarua, Machakos, Nandi, Kisumu and Taita Taveta 3 each, Kajiado, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Nakuru, Siaya, Tharaka Nithi, Vihiga and West Pokot 2 cases each.

Baringo, Busia, Garissa, Tana River, Isiolo, Kilifi, Kitui, Mombasa, Narok and Nyeri recorded a case each.

Vaccination

As of October 18, 2021, only 4,590,725 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,338,391 are partially vaccinated while 1,252,334 are fully vaccinated.