The Ministry of Health has announced 125 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 252,199.
The cases are from the 5,372 samples tested, bringing to 2,648,009 the cumulative number of tests. The country’s positivity stands at 2.3 per cent.
In a statement issued in Nairobi, on Tuesday, 19th October, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases 121 are Kenyans while four are foreigners with 83 being males while 42 are females. The youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 83 years.
Kagwe said that 230 patients have recovered from the disease with 220 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 10 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 245,577.
Kenya reported nine more deaths, bringing the toll to 5,233.
There are 586 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,509 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
Some 33 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 19 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.
Another 174 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit.
Vaccination: As of 18th October 2021 a total of 4,590,725 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,338,391 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,252,334.
The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.