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No New Covid-19 Deaths as 95 More People Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Sunday, 10th October, announced 95 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 251,152.

In a press statement issued in Nairobi, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure had been derived from 3,334 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 2,572,609 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 2.9 per cent.

Of the cases, 86 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners, with 39 being females and 56 males. The youngest is a one-month-old baby, while the oldest is 95.

Some 172 patients have recovered from the disease, 138 from the home-based and isolation care programme, while 34 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 243,944.

No deaths were reported. The countrywide Covid-19 death toll remains at 5,181.

Kagwe said that 762 patients had been admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,788 were under the home-based isolation and care programme.

At the same time, 47 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 256 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 250 of them in general wards and six in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of October 9th 2021, a total of 4,183,552 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,135,700 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,047,852.

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