Kenya on Thursday, 7th October, confirmed 218 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. This brings the country’s caseload to 250,728.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement issued in Nairobi that the cases were detected from 6,350 samples tested, raising the total to 2,592,610. The country’s positivity rate stands at 3.4 per cent.
From the new cases, 208 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners with 83 being females while 135 are males. The youngest is a two-year-old baby while the oldest is 101.
Kagwe confirmed that 51 patients had recovered from the disease, 21 from the home-based and isolation care programme and 30 from various health facilities. This has increased to 243,337, the total number of recoveries.
The Covid-19 death toll rose to 5,178 after three more patients succumbed.
There are 850 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide while 1,891 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
At the same time, 50 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 34 of whom are on ventilator support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.
Another 282 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 274 of them in general wards and eight in High Dependency Units (HDU).
Vaccination: As of October 6th 2021, a total of 4,048,667 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,057,307 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 991,360.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.1 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.6 per cent.