Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kenya’s Covid cases reach 246,530, death toll at 4,989

The positivity rate fell from 6.5 percent the previous day to 6.3 percent, while the number of tests performed so far rose to 2,498,049.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said there were 231 Kenyan patients and Foreigners gave three and that the youngest new patient was four years old and the oldest was 97.

Male patients were 118 in number while female patients were 116.

49 of the new infections were accounted for Nairobi County, Kitui 48, Makueni 19, Turkana 14, Nakuru 12, Kiambu and Uasin Gishu 11 each, Kajiado 10, Murang’a nine, and Garissa and Mombasa eight each.

Meru County recorded four cases , Nyandarua and Kakamega three each, Laikipia, Machakos, Marsabit, Bungoma, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nyeri, Tharaka Nithi and Wajir two each and Baringo, Kisii, Nandi, Kisumu, Kericho, Kwale, Embu, Homa Bay and Isiolo one each.

Deaths

In a statement, the ministry announced nine more deaths and e raised the number to 4,980 but stated that they were all late fatalities from the September facility records audit.

CS Kagwe also announced that 492 more patients have recovered from the disease, 40 of these were in the hospital and 452 at home, for a total of 237,945.

As of Sunday, 1,433 patients had been admitted to healthcare facilities nationwide, while 3,246 were in home care.

By Of the patients in the hospital, 109 were in the intensive care unit, 77 of them on ventilatory support, 25 with supplemental oxygen and seven under observation.

Another 505 patients were supplied separately with supplementary oxygen, 505 of them on general wards and 35 in highly dependent units.

Read: Africa’s Covid-19 cases top 8.1 million: Africa CDC

Vaccines

As of Sunday 3,351,109 vaccine doses were made administered across the country, 2. 492,173 first vaccinations and 2,492,173 second.

The uptake rate of the second dose was 34.5 percent, with 248,185 people aged 58 and over and 139,216 health workers listed as recipients, 127,103 teachers, 72,684 security officers and 248,748 not grouped individuals.

The proportion of fully vaccinated adults in the country was 3.2 percent.

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