Kenya records 241 new Covid cases today as the positivity rate drop to 8.1pc.
NB// ~The number of confirmed cases increased to 188,754 while the preferential rate decreased from 8.9% on Saturday to 8.1%.
~Kenya recorded 241 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, one more death and 1,401 recovery, the health ministry said in a statement to news outlets.
New patients were found after analyzing 2,961 samples in one day, bringing the total number of tests performed since the start of the March epidemic yesterday to 2,015,659.
The number of confirmed cases increased to 188,754 while the preferential rate decreased from 8.9% on Saturday to 8.1%.
Nairobi County dealt with 165 new cases, Kiambu 16, Nyeri 11, Nakuru 10, Murang’a six, Mombasa five, Kajiado and Siaya four each, Homa Bay, Kisii, Kwale and Machakos three each, Kilifi and Meru two each , and Narok, Taita Taveta, Uasin Gishu and Bomet each.
Cabinet Health Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported another death, but noted that it had been confirmed after the centre’s records were audited in July, bringing the tariff to 3,722.
CS Kagwe also announced that another 1,401 patients had recovered, 1,380 of whom were in intensive care and 21 in hospital, bringing the total to 179,520.
In addition, according to CS, 1,092 patients were hospitalized throughout Sunday while 4,077 were being treated at home. Among those admitted to the hospital, 115 were in intensive care, 37 of them as respiratory aids, 58 above additional oxygen and 20 under observation.
Another 209 patients were excluded from supplemental oxygen, 185 of them in general wards and 24 in intensive care units.
As of Sunday, a total of 1,539,087 doses of vaccine had been given across the country – the first 1,026,960 doses and the second dosage 512,127.
The rate of breastfeeding for the second dose was 49.9%, with the majority of recipients being male (55%), while the proportion of adults who were fully vaccinated was 2%.
Among those who took the second test were 158,270 people aged 58 and over, 98,044 health workers, 70,648 teachers, 40,496 security officers and 144,669 people who were not recruited.