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511 Test Positive as Covid-19 Death Toll Hits 4,961

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 511 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 245,337.

In a statement issued on Thursday, 16th September, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the latest figure was derived from the 7,955 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings to 2,478,820 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 6.4 per cent.

Of the new cases, 488 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners, with 263 being males and 248 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 99.

Kagwe said 273 that patients had recovered from the disease, 105 from the home-based and isolation care programme, and 168 from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries is 187,563.

Some 12 more patients have succumbed, raising the death toll to 4,961.

There are 1,483 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,223 are under the home-based isolation and care program.

At the same time, 121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 85 of whom are on ventilatory support, 28 on supplemental oxygen and eight patients are under observation.

Another 564 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 522 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: The Miinistry has so far vaccinated a total of 3,241,751 people countywide. Of these, the total first doses are 2,397,641 while the second doses are 844,110.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows; Aged 58 years and above 246,747, others 261,137 health workers 138,324, teachers 126,284 while security officers are 71,618.

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