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Kenya Records Below 100 Covid-19 Cases, Tally Rises to 248,461

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 69 new Covid-19 cases from the 1,414 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 248,461.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 2,534,881. The country’s positivity rate is at 4.9 per cent.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 26th September, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases all are Kenyans. Some 34 patients are males and 35 females. The youngest is a 14-year old-child while the oldest is 89.

A total of 505 patients have recovered from the disease, 466 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care, while 39 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 240,235.

Sadly, six more patients have succumbed to the virus rising the number of deaths to 5,102.

There are 1,209 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,633 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

At the same time, 87 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 49 of whom are on ventilatory support and 38 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 387 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 368 of them in general wards and 19 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vacation: As of September 25th, 2021, a total of 3,613,357 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses were 2,724,742 while the second doses were 888,615.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 32.6 per cent.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3 per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 254,010, others 290,064, , health workers 141,163, teachers 128,704 while security officers are 74,674.

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