Covid-19: Kenya records 1,258 new cases, 36 deaths
Kenya has recorded 1,258 new positive cases of Covid-19 after 9,868 people were tested in the last 24 hours. This represents a positivity rate of 12.8 per cent.
Kenyans account for 1,203 while foreigners are 55. 647 are females while 611 are males.
Total confirmed positive cases in the country now stand at 232,052, while the cumulative tests done so far are 2,336,466.
On a positive note, the country has recorded 753 new cases of recoveries out of which 530 were under home-based isolation and care program while 223 were treated in various health facilities countrywide.
The cumulative number of recoveries now stands at 216,127 with 174,481 of them being from home-based care and isolation, while 41,646 were treated in various hospitals countrywide.
36 Kenyans have sadly lost their lives to the pandemic. All cases were reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of July and August.
The total number of deaths now stands at 4,600.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced that a total of 1,941 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide with Covid-19. 8,126 Kenyans are self-isolating.
153 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 124 on ventilatory support and 29 on supplemental oxygen. 688 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, with 624 of them in general wards. 64 are in High Dependency Units.
On vaccination, a total of 2,585,664 doses have been administered across the country. 1,794,369 accounts for first doses while 791,295 are second doses.