COVID UPDATE

Covid positivity rate at 24.4%, 1,372 new cases recorded

74 patients have recovered from the disease, pushing the total recoveries to 249,296.

In Summary

• From the cases 1,260 are Kenyans while 112 are foreigners with 699 being females and 673 are males. 

• A total of 278 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,996 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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 Sunday recorded 1,372 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,635 tested in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate now at 24.4%.

From the cases 1,260 are Kenyans while 112 are foreigners with 699 being females and 673 are males.

The youngest is a five-month-old child while the oldest is 90 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 263,707 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,930,320.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 74 patients have recovered from the disease, 50 from various health facilities countrywide while 24 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care program.

This pushes the total number of recoveries to 249,296 of whom 201,149 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,147 are from various health facilities countrywide.

He also said that no death has been reported, with the cumulative fatalities remaining at 5,353. 

A total of 278 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,996 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 64 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 60 of them are in the general wards. Four patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of December 18, a total of 8,861,039 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 5,288,176 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,572,863.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.3 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 13.1 per cent.