Kenya records 204 more Covid cases today.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also announced 21 more deaths, all reports of the deceased were confirmed after the centre’s records were audited, bringing the total population to 3,595.
The number of certified Covid-19 cases in Kenya on Sunday increased from 204 to 182,597, out of 2,971 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health stated that the number of tests performed so far is 1,943,037 and the preferential rate is 6.9%.
Of those new patients, 198 were Kenyans with six visitors, 110 men and 94 women, the youngest two months and 89 the oldest.
In terms of case and county distribution, Nairobi led with 56 new infections followed by Homa Bay and 27, Siaya 15, Uasin Gishu 14, Kisumu and Kakamega 12 each, Nakuru nine and Bungoma, Laikipia, Kericho and Kiambu six. each other.
Kajiado and Nyeri counties followed with five cases each, Kilifi, Nyandarua and Meru four each, Mombasa and Murang’a three each, and Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, Baringo, Bomet, Busia and Garissa each.
Death and healing
In a press statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also announced more than 21 deaths, all reports of the deceased confirmed after inspection of the facility’s records, bringing the tariff to 3,595.
CS Kagwe said more than 44 patients have recovered, including 33 in home care and 11 in hospitals across the country, bringing the total to 124,436.
As of Sunday, he said, 1,051 patients were hospitalized while 6,760 patients were being treated at home.
Among those admitted to the hospital, 101 patients were in intensive care units, 33 of them with life support, 53 on oxygen supplementation and 15 patients being examined.
Another 114 patients were excluded from excess oxygen, 105 of them in total wards and nine in dependency units.
As of Sunday, a total of 1,287,776 vaccines had been administered across the country, with the first 1,002,499 doses and 285,277 second doses.
The sucking rate of the second dose was 28.5 percent while the proportion of adults who were fully vaccinated was 1.09 percent.
Among those who took the second test were 83,526 people aged 58 and over, 68,067 health workers, 35,503 teachers, 21,219 security guards and 76,962 people who were not recruited.