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Covid-19 Cases Rise to 250,380 After 189 Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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The number of Covid-19 infections countrywide has risen to 250,380 after 189 people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, 5th October, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases were detected from 6,367 samples, bringing to 2,581,391 the cumulative number of samples tested. The country’s positivity rate stands at three per cent.

From the new cases 182 are Kenyans while 7 are foreigners with 99 of them being females while 90 are males. The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 90 years.

Kagwe said that 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. The total number of recoveries now stands at 243,064.

Some nine more patients succumbed to the virus, raising the number of deaths to 5,150.

There are 894 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,961 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support, 19 on supplemental oxygen with one patient under observation.

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

Vaccination: 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 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.5 per cent.The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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