COVID IN KENYA

No deaths reported as 108 people test positive for Covid

Kagwe said the positivity rate is now at 2.1 per cent.

In Summary

• The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 11.2 per cent.

• This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 255,652 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,868,498.

Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
COVID TEST: Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said that 108 people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 5,073 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Wednesday, the CS said that the positivity rate is now at 2.1 per cent.

From the cases, 97 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners. Also, 57 are males and 51 are females.

The youngest is a 3-year-old child while the oldest is 95 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 255,652 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,868,498.

Nairobi leads with 50 cases, Nyamira 18, Meru 8, Nakuru 4, Kakamega 3, Siaya 3, West Pokot 2, Mombasa 3 Busia 2, Kiambu 2, Kajiado 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kericho 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kisumu 1, Kwale 1, Mandera 1, Migori 1, Narok 1, Taita Taveta 1, Baringo 1 and Bungoma 1.

Kagwe said that 21 patients have recovered from the disease with 18 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 3 from health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 248,473 of whom 200,501 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,972 are from various health facilities countrywide.

There is no death reported, and the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,337.

A total of 207 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 830 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and both of them are on ventilatory support.

A total of 51 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 49 of them being in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of December 7, 2021, a total of 7,787,262 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 4,724,235 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,055,726.

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 is 11.2 per cent.

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