FIVE SUCCUMB TO DISEASE

Kenya's Covid-19 positivity rate down to 0.6% after 17 new cases

This was from a sample size of 3,014 tested in the last 24 hours.

In Summary

• 64 patients have recovered from the disease, which brings the total recoveries in the country to 246,829.

• As of October 30, a total of 5,307, 181 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

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's Covid-19 positivity rate has gown down to 0.6% after 17 people  tested positive for the disease.

This was from a sample size of 3,014 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 16 of the cases are Kenyans with only one being a foreigner.

Nine are males while eight are females, with the youngest being a one-year-old infant while the oldest is aged 95 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 253,310 and cumulative tests so far conducted stand at 2,704,816.

Kagwe added that 64 patients have recovered from the disease with 61 from the home based care and isolation program while three are from various health facilities across the country.

The total recoveries in the country now stand at 246,829, of whom 199,405 are from the home based care and isolation program, while 47,424 are from various health facilities countrywide. 

The total number of people who have succumbed to the disease has risen to 5,281 after five more deaths,

All of the five deaths are late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records in September and October 2021. 

A total of 478 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,203 are under the home based care and isolation program.

25 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 153 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with151 of them in the general wards. 2 patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

The CS also stated that as of October 30, a total of 5,307, 181 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

"Of these, 3,679,975 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,627,206," he said.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 41.7%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 6.0%.