PANDEMIC

Positivity rate at 2.6 per cent as 101 new Covid cases recorded

Two patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,580.

In Summary

• From the cases, 95 are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with 54 being males and 47 are females.

• 542 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 3,294,615.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference at Afya house on April 9, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference at Afya house on April 9, 2020.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Kenya on Sunday recorded 101 new Cocid-19 cases, from a sample size of 3,923 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 2.6%.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said of the cases, 95 are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with 54 being males and 47 are females.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 99 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 321,335 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,220,562.

Kagwe also said that 542 patients have recovered from the disease, 432 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 110 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 3,294,615 of whom 242,179 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,436 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Two patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,580.

A total of 452 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,690 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 94 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 91 of them are in the general wards.

Three patients are in the High Dependency Unit(HDU).

On the vaccination exercise, the CS said that as of January 29, a total of 12,107,587 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,475,154 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,437,273.

Some 54,094 doses have been administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 141,066 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.0%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 20.0%.