The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 6th October, announced 130 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 250,510.
In a statement to the newsrooms, Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, said the latest figure had been derived from 4,869 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 2,586,260 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests conducted. The country’s positivity rate is now at 2.7 per cent.
From the cases, 127 are Kenyans while three are foreigners with 74 being males while 56 are females, the youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 99.
A total of 222 patients have recovered with 169 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 53 are from various health facilities countrywide, pushing the number of recoveries to 243,286.
There are 865 patients currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,906 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
Some 56 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 36 of whom are on ventilatory support and 20 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.
Another 297 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 284 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
The cases are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 33 cases, Kericho 13, Meru 12, Nakuru nine, Kisii seven, Garissa and Kakamega six cases each, Kiambu five, Turkana four, Isiolo, Kirinyaga, Makueni, Migori and Kisumu three cases each, Bungoma, Laikipia, Machakos, Mombasa and Murang’a two cases each, while Uasin Gishu, Kitui, Kwale, Nyandarua, Marsabit, Bomet, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kajiado, Embu and Wajir had one case each.