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Covid-19: 29 in ICU, 81 recover as 16 people test positive

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Mon,Oct 25 2021 19:18:20 EAT
By MIRERI JUNIOR | Mon,Oct 25 2021 19:18:20 EAT

 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the death toll has hit 5,260 after three more patients succumbed to the virus. [File Standard]

Kenya has so far administered 4,944,441 vaccines across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Of these, 3,513,683 have been partially vaccinated while 1,430,758 have been fully vaccinated.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 38.7 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 5.3 per cent as the government works towards vaccinating 27, 246,033.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

Covid-19 numbers

Kenya also recorded 16 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 1,318 raising the country's caseload to 252,688.

In a statement on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 1.2 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,675,023.

Out of the new patients, nine are male, whereas seven are female, with the youngest carrier being a 20-year-old patient, and the oldest aged 78.

All the 16 new cases are Kenyan.

Distribution

In terms of counties distribution, Kakamega County and Meru lead with 3 cases each, Nairobi and West Pokot 2 cases each, Homa Bay, Kericho, Mombasa, Siaya and Uasin Gishu a case each.

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll is still at 5,260 after three patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Total recoveries now stand at 246,355 after 81 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 71 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 10 are from various health facilities in the country.

Of the total recoveries, 199,019 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 47,336 are from various hospitals countrywide.

Admitted

A total of 493 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,321 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Twenty-nine (29) patients are in the ICU, 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patients are on observation.

Another 163 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 155 of them in the general wards while 8 patients in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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