COVID-19 UPDATE

Positivity rate at 1.1% as 32 new Covid cases reported

No death reported; cumulative fatalities remain at 5,335.

In Summary

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.3 per cent.

• The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 10.8 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the launch of the Nairobi City Community Health Service Act in Ngei, Nairobi on October 4.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the launch of the Nairobi City Community Health Service Act in Ngei, Nairobi on October 4.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The Ministry of Health has confirmed another 32 new cases of coronavirus in the country from a sample size of 2,893 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is at 1.1 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday in a statement that the total confirmed positive cases are now 255,469 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,858,654.

From the cases, 31 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner. A total of 17 patients are males, and 15 are females.

The youngest patient is 22 years old and the oldest is 64.

In terms of distribution of cases, Nairobi leads with 25, Embu 2, Machakos 1, Meru 1, Nyeri 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and West Pokot 1.

The CS said that 18 patients have recovered from the disease, with 15 from the home-based isolation and care programme, while three are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 248,444 of whom 200,480 are from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 47,964 are from various health facilities countrywide.

On Monday there was no death reported; the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,335.

A total of 212 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 837 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

Four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, three of whom are on ventilatory support and one on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 56 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with54 of them being in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

Vaccination

As of December 5, 2021, a total of 7,583,134 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 4,628,299 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,954,835.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.3 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 10.8 per cent.

 

Edited by CM