Covid-19: ICU cases drop to five as 11 test positive in last 24 hours

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says the country’s Covid-19 toll is still at 5,333 after no fatalities were recorded from the virus in the last 24 hours. [File, Standard]

The number of Covid-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) across the country has dropped to five, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Only four patients are ventilatory support and one on supplemental oxygen with no under observation.

On the vaccination, the ministry has so far administered 6,939,559 Covid-19 vaccines across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Of these, 4,282,386 have been partially vaccinated while 2,657,173 have been fully vaccinated.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 57.3 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 9.8 per cent as the government works towards vaccinating 27, 246,033.

Covid-19 numbers

Kenya also recorded 11 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 2,463 raising the country's caseload to 254,951.

In a statement on Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 0.5 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,827,102.

Out of the new patients, 4 are male, whereas 7 are female, with the youngest carrier being a 19-year-old, and the oldest aged 81.

Of the new cases, two are foreigners while the rest are Kenyans.

Distribution

In terms of counties distribution, Nakuru County recorded 3 cases, Nairobi, Murang’a and Wajir 2 cases each, Trans Nzoia and Kericho 1 case each.

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll is still at 5,333 after no death was recorded from the virus in the last 24 hours.

Total recoveries now stand at 248,131 after 15 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with eight (8) from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while seven (7) patients are from health facilities across the country.

Of the total recoveries, 200,372 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 47,759 are from various hospitals countrywide.

Admitted

A total of 175 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 812 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Another 51 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen all of them in the general wards while one patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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