Kenya reported 130 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the country’s number to 250,510.
According to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health, 130 people from a sample size of 4,869 tested positive in the past 24 hours, giving a positivity rate of 2.7 percent.
Of the cases, 127 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners; 74 are male and 56 are female, with the youngest being a one year old while the oldest is 99 years old.
Regarding the distribution of the county; Nairobi leads with 33 cases, Kericho 13, Meru 12, Nakuru 9, Kisii 7, Garissa 6, Kakamega 6, Kiambu 5, Turkana 4, Isiolo 3, Kirinyaga 3, Makueni 3, Migori 3, Kisumu 3, Bungoma 2, Laikipia 2 , Machakos 2, Mombasa 2, Murang’a 2, Uasin Gishu 1, Kitui 1, Kwale 1, Nyandarua 1, Marsabit 1, Bomet 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kajiado 1, Embu 1 and Wajir 1.
Unfortunately, 25 patients succumbed to the disease, all of whom died late after completing operational records audits in May, June, July, August, September, and October 2021.
“The cumulative death toll now rises to 5,175. Our deepest condolences go to the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones, ”the ministry said in a statement.
Over the same period, 222 patients have recovered, 169 of them from the home care program, while 53 are from various health facilities across the country, bringing the total number of recoveries to 243,286, including 196,688 from the home care and isolation program, while 46,598 are from various healthcare facilities across the country.
Currently, 865 patients are being admitted to a variety of healthcare facilities across the country, while 1,906 patients are under the Home Isolation and Care Program. 56 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 36 of whom are ventilated and 20 are additionally supplied with oxygen. No patient is under observation.
A further 297 patients are supplied with additional oxygen separately, 284 of them in general wards and 13 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
On the subject of vaccinations, a total of 3,990,500 vaccines have been administered nationwide as of October 5, 2021.
Of these, 3,022,947 were partially vaccinated, while 967,553 were fully vaccinated. The uptake of the second dose in those who received their first dose was 32.0%.
The proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 3.6%. The government is working to vaccinate a target population of 27,246,033 people.
For the second dose, however, a total of 967,553 of the 27,246,033 people targeted for this phase have been completely vaccinated so far.