Kenya records 511 new COVID-19 cases, 273 recoveries and 12 deaths
Kenya has reported 511 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, based on a test sample size of 7,955.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, the new infections had a positivity rate of 6.4 percent.
“Total confirmed positive cases are now 245,337 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,478,820,” the Health Ministry said.
There are 488 Kenyans and 23 foreigners among those infected, ranging in age from one to 99 years.
Nairobi had the most new infections, with 137, followed by Baringo and Bomet, each with 50, and Nakuru, with 40.
In the rest of the country, the new infections are spread out as follows: Nyandarua 36, Kiambu 35, Kisii 28, Embu 21, Machakos 20, Makueni 17, Meru 17, Kericho 16, Kajiado 15, Tharaka Nithi 14, Mombasa 12, Laikipia 12, Murang’a 12, Kitui 11, Uasin Gishu 9, Kakamega 6, Narok 5, Turkana 5, Marsabit 4, Tana River 3, Kirinyaga 3, Bungoma 3, Busia 3, Nandi 3, Kisumu 2, Lamu 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Nyeri 2, Siaya 2, Wajir 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kilifi 1 and Migori 1.
Meanwhile, 273 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, including 168 from various facilities across the country and 105 from the home-based isolation and care.
“Total recoveries now stand at 235,469 of whom 190,670 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 44,799 are from various health facilities,” the Health Ministry added.
At the same time, 12 new deaths have been reported in the last one day, pushing the total number of fatalities to 4,961.
“All of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in March, April May, July, August and September 2021,” the Ministry said.
A total of 3,241,751 vaccines had been administered across the country by Wednesday, September 15.
According to data from the Health Ministry, total first doses are 2,397,641 while second doses are 844,110.
“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 35% with the majority being males at (55%) while females are at (45%),” the Ministry said.
The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now 3.1%.