Kenya records 451 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Kenya records 451 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Kenya has recorded 451 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 6,833 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 6.6%

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 244,380 while the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,464,459.

“From the cases 436 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 244 males while 207 are females. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 95 years,” said the Ministry of Health in a statement issued on Tuesday.

The 451 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 115, Nakuru 67, Uasin Gishu 28, Kiambu 26, Nyandarua 21, Garissa 21, Murang’a 20, Migori 18, Meru 15, Baringo 10, Laikipia 10, Kitui 10, Machakos 9, Narok 8, Kakamega 7, Turkana 7, Marsabit 6, Mombasa 6,
Nandi 6, Elgeyo Marakwet 6, Kajiado 6, Kisumu 5, Bungoma 4, Busia 4, Kilifi 4, Nyeri 4, Bomet 2, Makueni 2, Tharaka Nithi 1, Kisii 1, Lamu 1 and Nyamira 1.

At the same tie 5 more patients are reported to have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record
audits in September 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,928.

Meanwhile, 835 patients have recovered from the disease with 770 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 65 are
from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 234,737 of whom 190,234 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 44,503 are from various health facilities.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,559 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,427 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 122 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 84 of whom are on ventilatory support and 35 on supplemental oxygen. 3 patients are under observation.

“Another 632 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 574 of them in general wards and 58 in High Dependency Units (HDU),” said the Ministry.

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the Ministry says a total of 3,145,171 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 2,312,422 while second doses are 832,749.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 36.0% with the majority being males at (55%) while females are at (45%). Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 3.06%,” said the Ministry.

“The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 245,710, Others 253,242 Health Workers 137,546, Teachers 125,590 while Security Officers are at 70,661.”