COVID-19: Kenya records 20 new cases, 7 deaths
Seven people have died of Covid-19 today, raising the country’s death toll to 5,312
The Health Ministry said “All deaths were reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of October 2021,”
On Sunday, twenty people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 3,444 tested in the last 24 hours.
Kenya’s positivity rate is now 0.6 per cent, with 253,833 total confirmed cases and 2,738,700 cumulative tests so far conducted since the onset of the disease.
Another fifty seven patients have also recovered from the disease, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.
“54 patients were discharged from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while five are from various health facilities countrywide,” the CS said.
Total recoveries now stand at 247,300 of whom 199,775 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,525 are from various health facilities countrywide.
Additionally, “a total of 419 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,111 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 36 patients are in the ICU and two in the HDU,” Kagwe added.
Kenya has administered 5,624,230 vaccines and only 6.7 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated.
According to Kagwe the Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.