The Department of Health announced on Sunday that 800 people had been tested for COVID-19 virus out of a sample of 6,530 people tested in the past 24 hours.
The current positive rate is 12.3%, and the total number of confirmed infections has reached 211,828 and the additional tests performed so far are 2,190,806.
In those cases, 777 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners; 414 and 386 males are females, while the youngest is a two-month-old baby and the oldest is 98 years old.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a press statement said 278 patients had recovered from coronavirus; 149 have been discharged from various health facilities across the country while 129 have been separated from home care. The total recovery is 197,307.
CS Kagwe, however, said that 32 patients had contracted the disease, all of which were reported deaths after inspecting the facility’s records in April, May, June, July and August 2021. This results in a significant number of deaths being 4,149.
New cases were circulated in various counties, namely; Nairobi 286, Mombasa 102, Kiambu 101, Kitui 41, Taita Taveta 40, Nakuru 30, Turkana 29, Kajiado 22, Muranga 21, Kilifi 18, Uasin Gishu 18, Machakos 13, Nandi 11, Garissa 10, Nyeri 9, Meru 7, Bomet 6, Embu 5, Laikipia 4, Lamu 4, Nyandarua 3, Kakamega 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kisii 2, Kwale 2, Narok 2, Siaya 2, Tana River 1, Homa Bay 1, Isiolo 1, Busia 1, Kisumu 1, Makueni 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Kericho 1.
“A total of 1,719 patients are currently being treated at various health facilities across the country, while 7,783 are under home care. 133 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 58 on respiratory support and 68 on additional oxygen, “the statement said.
“7 patients are being monitored. Another 579 patients receive extra oxygen on the side, as well as 542 in general wards and 37 in the upper dependency units (HDU).
SC said a total of 1,800,174 vaccines have so far been distributed across the country. Of these, the first measure is 1,102,232 while the second measure is 697,942.
Ingestion of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 63.4%, most of them 55% men while women 45%. The proportion of adults who have been fully vaccinated is 2.6%.
Absorption of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: 58 years and over 214,473; others 205,410; 120,061 health workers; 101,875 Teachers; and your security guards 56 123.