The Ministry of Health on Thursday, 23rd September, announced 317 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 247,675.
In a statement to newsrooms, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 6,129 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 2,520,607 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 5.2 per cent.
From the new cases, 301 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners with 160 males and 157 females. The youngest is a six-month-old child, and the oldest is 99.
Kenya’s death toll rose to 5,045 after 27 more patients succumbed.
Some 177 patients recovered, with 47 discharged from home-based care and 130 from various hospitals countrywide, The total number of recoveries is 238,884.
There are 1,268 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide and 2,733 in home-based isolation and care.
At the same time, 96 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 63 of whom are on ventilatory support, 28 on supplemental oxygen, and five are under observation.
Another 377 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen out of whom 361 are in the general wards while 16 are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
Vaccination: As of September 22nd, 2021, a total of 3,507,836 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses were 2,631,821 while the second doses were 876,015.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 33.6 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.2 per cent.