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Covid-19 Cases Jump to 248,392 as 323 More Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya on Saturday, 25th September, confirmed 323 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. This brings the country’s caseload to 248,392.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement issued in Nairobi that the cases were detected from 5,606 samples tested, raising the total to 2,533,467. The country’s positivity rate stands at 5.8 per cent.

From the new cases, 317 are Kenyans while six are foreigners with 167 being females while 156 are males. The youngest is a two-month-old baby while the oldest is 104.

Kagwe confirmed that 432 patients had recovered from the disease, 387 from the home-based and isolation care programme and 45 from various health facilities. This has increased to 239,730, the total number of recoveries.

The Covid-19 death toll rose to 5,096 after 14 more patients succumbed.

There are 1,220 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide while 2,694 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

At the same time, 92 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 52 of whom are on ventilator support and 40 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 375 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 361 of them in general wards and 14 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of September 24th, 2021, a total of 3,600,187 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses were 2,713,427 while the second jabs were 886,760.

The uptake of the second dose was at 32.7 per cent.  The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3 per cent.

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