Sep 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kenya’s Covid cases near 244,000, death toll at 4,923

The positivity rate remained at 6.9 percent, the same number as on Sunday, while the number of tests performed so far rose to 2,457,626.

Of the new patients, 198 were Kenyans and foreigners, 102 men and 102 women, the youngest six months old and the oldest 99 years old.

Nairobi County accounted for 83 of the cases, Kiambu 16, Makueni 14, Garissa, Machakos and Turkana 10 each, Murang’a and Embu eight each, Nakuru seven and Isiolo six.

In the counties of Baringo, Nyeri and Kwale there were four new infections each, Kilifi, Migori, Siaya and Tharaka Nithi three each, Meru and Mombasa two each, and Kakamega , Kisii, Kitui and Taita Taveta one each.

In a statement to media outlets on Monday, Mutahi Kagwe, Secretary of the Health Cabinet, announced 17 more deaths, all belated reports from examining plant records in September, which is the number the number of deaths increased to 4,923.

CS Kagw e also said an additional 984 patients have recovered from the disease, 518 of them at home and 466 in the hospital, bringing the number to 233,902.

As of Monday, 1,555 patients with Covid-19 had been insured across the country Admitted to hospital, while 3,345 were treated at home.

Of the admitted patients, 138 were in intensive care, 91 with ventilator support, 33 with supplemental oxygen and 14 under observation.

A further 624 patients were given supplemental oxygen separately, 566 of them on general wards and 58 on highly dependent units.

According to CS Kagwe, a total of 3,099,807 vaccines were administered across the country – 2,270,827 first doses and 828,980 second doses.

The absorption rate of the second dose was 36.5 percent on Monday. the majority were male (56 percent), while the proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 3.04 percent.