COVID-19

Positivity rate at 3.2% as 202 test positive for Covid-19

The news cases bring the positivity rate to 3.2 per cent.

In Summary

•Kenya on Saturday has recorded 202 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 6,312 tested in the last 24 hours with the positivity rate now at 3.2 per cent.

•A 3 month old child tests positive for Covid 19

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya on Saturday has recorded 202 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 6,312 tested in the last 24 hours.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 256,134 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,885,602.

The news cases bring the positivity rate to 3.2 per cent.

Heath CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 163 of the new cases recorded are Kenyans while 39 are foreigners, with 102 being male and 100 female.

The youngest is a 3-month old child while the oldest 80 years.

He also stated that all the 23 patients who recovered from the disease were from Homebased isolation and care program.

The total recoveries now stand at 248,511.

Another four patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths recorded after conducting facility record audits in the months of November and December 2021. Cumulative fatalities stand at 5,346.

A total of 201 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 831 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

A total of 49 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 48 of them being in the general wards.

One patient however is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of December 10th 2021, a total of 8,132,982 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Out of these, 4,987,484 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,235,498.

"I am happy to note that we have crossed the 8 million mark in the total number of persons vaccinated in the country. We have also recorded the highest number of vaccines administered on a single day," Kagwe said.

Uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 57.4 per cent.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 11.9 per cent.

 

Edited by B. Oruta