Kenya recorded 204 new Covid-19 cases on Monday from a 2,963 sample tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 243,929.
The preferential rate remained at 6.9%, the same number recorded on Sunday, while the number of experiments conducted so far has increased to 2,457,626.
Of those new patients, 198 were Kenyans and foreigners, 102 men and 102 women, the youngest six months and the oldest 99.
Nairobi County dealt with 83 cases, Kiambu 16, Makueni 14, Garissa, Machakos and Turkana 10 each, Murang’a and Embu eight each, Nakuru seven and Isiolo six.
Baringo, Nyeri and Kwale counties each recorded four new infections, Kilifi, Migori, Siaya and Tharaka Nithi Nithi each, Meru and Mombasa two each, and Kakamega, Kisii, Kitui and Taita Taveta each.
In a press statement on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced 17 more deaths, all late records of the centre’s audit records in September, and delivered tariffs at 4,923.
CS Kagwe also said another 984 patients recovered from the disease, including 518 at home and 466 in the hospital, bringing the number to 233,902.
As of Monday, 1,555 patients had been hospitalized with Covid-19 across the country while 3,345 were being treated at home.
Among the patients admitted, 138 were in intensive care, 91 of them with respiratory support, 33 on supplemental oxygen and 14 under intensive care.
Another 624 patients were excluded from excess oxygen, 566 of them in general wards and 58 in dependency units.
According to CS Kagwe, a total of 3,099,807 vaccines have been distributed across the country – the first dose of 2,270,827 and the second dose of 828,980.
The rate of breastfeeding for the second dose on Monday was 36.5%, mostly males (56%), while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.04%.