Kenya hits 229,009 COVID-19 case load

COVID-19 cases in the country have risen to 229,009 after the ministry of health confirmed 646 new cases.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 6,039 recording a positivity rate of 10.7 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,312,027.

The country’s deaths from the virus have gone up to 4,497 after another 30 patients lost their lives from the COVID-19 disease on varying dates.

CS Kagwe said that there are 2,063 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 9,024 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

149 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 77 of whom are on ventilatory support and 72 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 819 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with756 of them in general wards and 63 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Meanwhile, 255 patients have recovered from the disease with 200 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 55 from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 212,036 of whom 170,934 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 41,102 are from various health facilities countrywide

The CS said first doses administered on Saturday were 13,050 while second doses were 794.

Cumulatively, 2,396,064 vaccines have so far been administered across the country as of yesterday. Of these, total first doses are 1,615,687 while second doses are 780,377.