The Ministry of Health has announced 96 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 251,248, as nine more patients succumbed.
In a statement issued on Thursday, 11th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the latest figure was derived from the 3,702 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This brings to 2,609,854 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 2.6 per cent.
Of the new cases, 90 are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with 62 being males and 34 females. The youngest is a two-year-old baby, while the oldest is 86.
Kagwe said 293 patients had recovered from the disease, 202 from the home-based and isolation care programme, and 91 from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries is 244,237.
Some nine more patients lost the fight, raising the death toll to 5,190.
There are 724 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,742 are under the home-based isolation and care program.
At the same time, 46 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 17 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.
Another 253 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 248 of them in general wards and five in High Dependency Units (HDU).
Vaccination: As of 10th October 2021, 4,198,545 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 3,146,510 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,052,035.