Kenya records 446 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths

Kenya records 446 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths

Kenya has recorded 446 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 6,406 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 7.0%.

This now brings the total number of confirmed cases to 244,826 while the cumulative tests
conducted so far are 2,470,865.

“From the cases 435 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners. 227 males while 219 are females. The youngest is a two-week-old infant while the oldest is 101 years,” said the Ministry in a statement issued on Wednesday. The 446 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 103, Nakuru 40, Nyandarua 36, Kiambu 32, Kisii 31, Meru 27, Machakos 23, Mombasa 19, Kitui 11, Narok 11, Garissa 10, Marsabit 10, Murang’a 8, Laikipia 8, Embu 8, Makueni 6, Baringo 6, Nyeri 6, Siaya 5, Uasin Gishu 5, Wajir 4, Kajiado 4, Mandera 4, Tana River 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Kericho 3, Taita Taveta 3, Homa Bay 2, Busia 2, Kilifi 2, Kisumu 2, Samburu 1, Turkana 1, Bomet 1, Bungoma 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kakamega 1 and Kwale 1. At the same time, 21 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in September 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,949. Meanwhile, 459 patients have recovered from the disease with 331 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 128 are from various health facilities countrywide. “Total recoveries now stand at 235,196 of whom 190,565 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 44,631 are from various health facilities,” said the Ministry. A total of 1,525 patients are reported to be currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,341 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. Some 118 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 86 of whom are on ventilatory support and 26 supplemental oxygen. Six patients are under observation.

“Another 596 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 537 of them in general wards and 59 in High Dependency Units
(HDU),” said MoH.

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, as of September 14th, 2021, a total of 3,192,099 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses were 2,353,534 while second doses were 838,565. “The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 36.0% with the majority being males at (55%) while females were at (45%). Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.1%. “The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups was as follows: Others 257,573, Aged 58 years and above 246,016, Health Workers 137,893, Teachers 125,964 while Security Officers were at 71,119,” added the Ministry.

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