COVID-19: Kenya records 1,018 new cases, 13 deaths
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced 1,018 new cases of Covid-19 after a sample size of 9,347 were tested in the last 24 hours. The new cases represent a positivity rate of 10.9 per cent.
From the new cases, 995 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners. 522 are females while 496 are males.
The new cases bring the total positive cases in the country to 236,881 while the cumulative tests conducted so far are 2,380,918.
On a positive note, 633 people have recovered from Covid-19 out of which 493 are from the home-based isolation and care program while 140 were discharged from various health facilities.
Total recoveries now stand at 224, 270 of whom 181,731 are from home-based care and isolation programs while 42,539 were treated in various health facilities.
Sadly, CS Kagwe has announced 13 more deaths raising the total number to 4,739. The new deaths were recorded after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in August.
At the same time, CS Kagwe announced 1,866 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide. while 4,988 are under observation.
160 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 99 are on ventilatory support and 50 are on supplemental oxygen and11 patients are under observation.
Another 758 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 684 of them in general wards and 74 in HDU.
On vaccination, 2,792,309 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. 1,985,905 of the doses are second doses while 806,404 are second doses.