POSITIVITY RATE AT 22.4%

Kenya records 1,609 new Covid-19 cases

Three patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the cumulative fatalities to 5,353.

In Summary

• 38 patients have recovered from the disease, pushing the total recoveries to 249,192.

• As of December 16, a total of 8,665,288 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaks while in Machakos county on December 14, 2021
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaks while in Machakos county on December 14, 2021

Kenya on Friday recorded 1,609 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 7,176 tested in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate now at 22.4%.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that 1,512 of the new cases are Kenyans while 97are foreigners with 877 being  females and 732 are males.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 84 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases are now 260,166 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,915,257.

Kagwe also announced that 38 patients have recovered from the disease, 35 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while three are from various health facilities countrywide.

This pushes the total recoveries to 249,192 of whom 201,108 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,084 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Three patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of December 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,353. 

A total of 186 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,639 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Nine patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Three of them on ventilatory support while six are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 41 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 40 of them are in the general wards.

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

As of December 16, a total of 8,665,288 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 5,181,626were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were3,483,662.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.7%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 12.8%.