The Ministry of Health has announced 133 new Covid-19 cases from the 5,522 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 253,151.
This has increased to 2,696,852 the cumulative number of samples tested in the country so far. The country’s positivity rate stands at 2.4 per cent.
In a statement issued on Friday, 29th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 130 are Kenyans and three are foreigners with 70 being males and 63 females. The youngest is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is 86.
Kagwe said 52 patients have recovered, 13 from various health facilities countrywide while 39 are from home-based and isolation care. The total number of recoveries now stands at 246,621.
Three more patients have succumbed, bringing the death toll to 5,273.
There are 463 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,255 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
Some 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.
Another 154 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 152 of them in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU).
Vaccination: 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 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 5.8 per cent.