Oct 19, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: Kenya records 508 new cases, 539 recoveries

The new cases come from a sample size of 6,664 that were tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed viral infections in the country now stands at 182,393, while the cumulative tests performed so far are 1,940,066.

The country’s positivity rate was 7.6 percent, down from 10.1 percent that reported on Friday.

Of the new cases, 486 are Kenyans, 22 are foreigners, 299 are male and 209 are female. The youngest is a one-year-old baby, while the oldest is 105 years old.

Nairobi County leads the way in infections with 116 cases, followed by Siaya 50, Mombasa 44, Busia 43, Kisumu 38, Kakamega Ka 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Nyamira 16, Kilifi 16, Nandi 16, Homa Bay 15, Kajiado 14, Bungoma 14, Vihiga 11, Nakuru 7, Nyeri 7, Laikipia 6, Migori 5, Kiambu 5, Kericho 4, Taita Taveta 4, Garissa 3, Kwale 3, Meru 2, Narok 2, Trans Nzoia 1, Baringo 1, Machakos 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Kisii 1, Kitui 1.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 539 patients have withdrawn from of the disease, 296 from the Home Based & Isolation Care Program and 243 from various health care facilities. The total yield is now 124,392; 89,957 are from the Home Based Care & Isolation program, while 34,435 are from various healthcare facilities.

The CS also found that 18 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of which are late deaths, which were reported on various dates in March, April and June after the facility had been audited. The cumulative deaths now stand at 3,574.

A total of 1,037 patients are currently admitted to various healthcare facilities nationwide, while 6,750 patients are treated under the Home Based Isolation & Care program. At least 101 patients are in the intensive care unit, 33 of whom are ventilated and 52 are receiving additional oxygen. 16 patients are under observation.

A further 117 patients are supplied separately with additional oxygen, 108 of them on general wards, while nine are in highly dependent units.

As of Friday, a total of 1,279. 023 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total of the first doses is 1,001,711 while the second dose is 277,312.

The uptake of the second dose in those who received their first dose is 27.7 percent, with the majority Men are 56 percent while women are 44 percent. The proportion of fully vaccinated adults is now 1.06 percent.

The intake of the second dose according to priority groups is as follows: 58 years and older 81,273, other 74,129, health workers 66,899, teachers 34,442 while security officers are at 20,569.