Covid-19: Three die as 22 test positive in last 24 hours

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says total recoveries now stand at 247,954 after 35 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. [File, Standard]

Kenya has so far administered 6,388,427 Covid-19 vaccines across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Of these, 3,986,501 have been partially vaccinated while 2,401,926 have been fully vaccinated.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 56.3 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 8.8 per cent as the government works towards vaccinating 27, 246,033.

Total vaccines the ministry has received to date stand at 10, 704,690.

Covid-19 numbers

Kenya also recorded 22 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 3,191 raising the country's caseload to 254,710.

In a statement on Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 0.7 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,798,001.

Out of the new patients, eight are male, whereas 14 are female, with the youngest carrier being a one-year-old child, and the oldest aged 79.

Of the new cases, one is a foreigner while the rest are Kenyans.

Distribution

In terms of counties distribution, Nairobi County recorded 8 cases, Bomet 6, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kericho, Baringo, Kiambu, Mombasa, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu 1 case each.

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll now stands at 5,328 after the ministry reported three deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours.

Total recoveries now stand at 247,954 after 35 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 25 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 10 patients are from health facilities across the country.

Of the total recoveries, 200,243 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 47,711 are from various hospitals countrywide.

Admitted

A total of 350 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 981 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Twenty (20) patients are in the ICU, nine of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. No patients are on observation.

Another 113 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 111 of them in the general wards while three patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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