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189 people test positive for Covid-19

Today 189 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,367 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 3.0%.

Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement on Tuesday said that from the cases, 182 are Kenyans while 7 are foreigners. 99 females while 90 are males.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 90 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 250,380 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,581,391.

In terms of County distribution; Kagwe said that Nairobi recorded 30 cases, Trans Nzoia 19, Kisii  16, Nakuru 15, Garissa 10, Elgeyo Marakwet 9, Kericho 9, Laikipia  8, Kiambu 8, Kitui 6, Mombasa 6, Machakos 5, Baringo 5,  Kakamega 4, Homa Bay 3, Kirinyaga 3, Murang’a 3, Narok 3,  Embu 2, Isiolo 2, Nyandarua 2, Marsabit 2, Taita Taveta 2, Turkana 2, West Pokot 2, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Makueni 1, Nyeri 1,  Uasin Gishu 1, Vihiga 1, Samburu 1, Lamu 1, Tana River 1, Kwale  1, Busia 1, Kajiado 1 and Kisumu 1.

Today 207 patients have recovered from the disease with 117 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 90 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 243,064 of whom 196,519 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,545 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Sadly, 9 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,150. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” said Kagwe.

A total of 894 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,961 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 19 on supplemental oxygen. One patient is under observation.

Another 302 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 289 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

“As of October 4th, 2021, a total of 3,935,671 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 2,988,128 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 947,543.  The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.7%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.5%,” said the CS.

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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