Kenya on Wednesday, 13th October, confirmed 170 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally of infections to 251,483.
The new cases were detected from some 4,648 samples tested, bringing the country’s cumulative tests to 2,617,700. The country’s positivity rate is at 3.7 per cent.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases, 166 of them are Kenyans while four are foreigners with 82 being males while 88 are females. The youngest is an 11-month-old infant while the oldest is 97.
He confirmed that 213 patients have recovered from the disease with111 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme, while 102 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 244,746.
On a sad note, three more patients have succumbed to the virus rising the number of deaths to 5,198.
There are 661 patients currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 1,668 are on Home-Based Isolation and Care.
Some 37 others are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 18 on supplemental oxygen.
Another 210 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 206 of them in general wards and four in High Dependency Units (HDU).
Vaccination: As of Tuesday, 12th October, a total of 4,273,664 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these,3,183,079 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,090,585.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 32.8 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was four per cent.
The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033 by June next year.