133 people test positive for COVID-19 in Kenya; 3 deaths recorded

133 people test positive for COVID-19 in Kenya; 3 deaths recorded

File image of a health worker holding a coronavirus test sample. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • The positivity rate is now at 2.4%, with total confirmed infections rising to 253,151.
  • From the cases, 130 are Kenyans and 3 are foreigners.
  • 70 are males and 63 females, while the youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 86 years.

The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 133 people contracted COVID-19 in Kenya from a sample size of 5,522 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 2.4%, with total confirmed infections rising to 253,151 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,696,852.

From the cases, 130 are Kenyans and 3 are foreigners; 70 are males and 63 females, while the youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 86 years.

The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Nairobi 40, Kisii 14, Busia 14, Kericho 8, Nakuru 8, Meru 7, Kakamega 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Migori 4, Baringo 3, Laikipia 3, Machakos 3, Garissa 3, Samburu 2, Turkana 2, West Pokot 2, Narok 2, Embu 2, Kiambu 2, Kisumu 1, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1 and Bomet 1.

The ministry also said 52 patients recovered from the coronavirus, with 39 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 13 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 246,621.

However, 3 patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility audit records in October 2021. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,273.

“A total of 463 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,255 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read the statement by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

“24 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.”

The statement added: “Another 154 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 152 of them in the general wards. 2 patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU).”

CS Kagwe further stated that a total of 5,226,128 vaccines had so far been administered across the country as of October 28, 2021. Of these, 3,642,163 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,583,965.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 41.1%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 5.8%.