Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kenya’s confirmed Covid cases rise by 269 to 243,725

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe made the statement in a statement Sunday, adding that four more deaths had brought the number to 4,906.

However, he noted that all deaths were late reports, those after the inspection of the system records was confirmed in September.

The positivity rate fell from 7.9 percent on Saturday to 6.9 percent, while the number of tests carried out on Sunday was 2,454,663.

Of the new patients, CS Kagwe, 265 were Kenyans and four were foreigners. 135 men and 134 women, the youngest one year old and the oldest 101 years old.

In terms of the case distribution by county, Nairobi117, Kajiado 20, Machakos 18, Nakuru 17, Meru and Uasin Gishu each recorded 11, Kitui 10 and Kiambu nine.

Nyeri and Kisii each had six new infections, Embu, Marsabit, Mombasa, and Garissa five each, Bomet and Kakamega four each, Laikipia three, Taita Taveta two, and Tana River. Wajir, Baringo, Bungoma, Isiolo, Kericho, Kwale, Migori, Siaya, Nandi and Murang’a.

Recovers and recordings

The ministry also announced that it had 960 additional patients had recovered from the disease, 895 of them at home and 65 in the hospital, bringing the total to 232,918.

As of Sunday, 1,600 patients have been admitted to health facilities nationwide while 4,032 are being isolated and cared for at home in the program.

Of those in the hospital, 141 patients were in intensive care units, 93 of them with ventilation support, 34 with additional oxygen and 14 under observation.

Another 626 patients were supplied separately with additional oxygen, 567 of them in general wards and 59 in high-rise hospitals.

So far, Kenya has administered 3,090,932 vaccines, with the first doses numbered 2,262,968 and the second dose 827,964.

The uptake rate the second dose was 36.6 percent, w The majority were male (56 percent), while the proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 3.04 percent.

Africa summary

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed Covid-19 has reached Cases in Africa on Sunday morning 8,024,502, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) announced.

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The Africa CDC, the specialized health agency of the African Union, said that the The death toll from the pandemic across the continent stands at 202,915 while around 7,302,535 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease to date.

South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia and Ethiopia are among the countries with the most cases on the continent, according to g to the agency.

South Africa has recorded the most Covid-19 cases in Africa with 2,854,234 cases, while the North African country Morocco reported 902,694 cases by Sunday morning.

With regard to the number of cases i Southern Africa is the hardest hit region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while Central Africa is the least affected region of the continent according to the Africa CDC.