Kenya records 511 new positive Covid-19 cases.
Kenya on Thursday recorded 511 new Covid-19 cases out of 7,955 samples tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 245,337.
The preference rate stood at 6.4%, down from 7% on Wednesday, while the number of experiments conducted so far dropped to 2,478,820.
Of those new patients, 488 were Kenyans and 23 foreigners, 263 men and 248 women, one year younger and 99 years older.
Nairobi County had 137 patients among them, Nakuru 40, Nyandarua 36, Kiambu 35, Kisii 28, Embu 21, Machakos 20, Makueni 17, Meru 17, Kericho 16, Kajiado 15, Tharaka Nithi 14, Mombasa, Laikipia and Murang ‘one 12 each, Kitui 11 and Uasin Gishu nine.
Kakamega followed with six cases, Baringo, Bomet, Narok and Turkana five each, Marsabit four, Tana River, Kirinyaga, Bungoma, Busia and Nandi three each, Kisumu, Lamu, Trans Nzoia, Nyeri and Siaya two each, and Wajir , Elgeyo Marakwet, Kilifi and Migori one each.
12 additional deaths
In a press statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced 12 more deaths, all late filing audit reports of the facility in March, April, May, July, August and September, with taxes. For 4,961.
CS Kagwe also said another 278 patients had recovered from the disease, 105 of them at home and 168 in the hospital, bringing the total to 235,469.
As of Thursday, 1,483 patients had been hospitalized with Covid-19 across the country while 3,323 were being treated at home.
Among the patients admitted, 121 were in intensive care, 85 of them were respiratory support, 28 on supplemental oxygen and eight under observation.
Another 564 patients were excluded from supplemental oxygen, 564 of them in general wards and 42 in intensive care units.
According to CS Kagwe, a total of 3,241,751 vaccines were administered nationwide – the first dose was 2,397,621 and the second dose was 844,110.
The rate of second-degree breastfeeding on Thursday stood at 35%, mostly male (55%), while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.1%.