The number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya increased by 661 on Friday, from a sample of 8,141 tested in the last 24 hours, to 242,945.
The preferential rate dropped from 7.3% recorded on Thursday to 8.1%.
Of those new patients, 640 were Kenyans and 21 foreigners, 332 men and 329 women, 11-day-olds and 102-year-olds.
Kenya has conducted 2,444,357 tests since its first case of the disease was confirmed on March 13, 2020.
Nairobi County received 209 new infections, Kiambu 80, Kitui 50, Nakuru 48, Nyandarua 27, Nyeri 26, Garissa 21, Kericho 19, Machakos 15, Baringo, Murang’a 12, Taita Taveta 12 and Kajiado 12 each, Makueni 11, Tharaka Nithi 10, Forest, Embu and Turkana eac nine,
Bungoma and Laikipia eight each, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu and Narok seven each, Busia five, Kakamega and four Lamu each, Kisii, Tana River, Kisumu 3 and three Marsabit each, Siaya and Elgeyo Marakwet two each, and West Pokot, Homa Bay, Mandera and Migori one by one
32 additional deaths
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe further announced 32 more deaths in Kenya, all late records of the centre’s audit records in August and September, reaching a total of 4,896 people.
CS Kagwe also reported that another 533 patients recovered from the disease, including 416 at home and 117 in the hospital, bringing a total of 230,940.
As of Friday, 1,723 patients had been hospitalized across the country while 4,725 were under home care.
Of those hospitalized, 174 were in intensive care, 118 of them were respiratory aids, 40 were on oxygen supplementation and 16 were under observation.
Another 655 patients were excluded from excess oxygen, 595 of them in general wards and 60 in dependency units.
SC said 3,031,728 doses of the vaccine have been administered nationwide so far – the first 2,208,468 doses and 823,260 second doses.
The absorption rate for the second dose was 37.3 percent, and most recipients were male (456,864, 55 percent).
The proportion of adults who were fully vaccinated was 3.02 percent.
Summary of Africa
As of Friday morning, the number of certified Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 7,990,337, the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
Africa CDC, the African Union’s special health agency, said the death toll from the epidemic reached 201,971.
Another 7,241,169 patients in Africa have recovered from the disease, it was found.
South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Ethiopia are among the countries with the highest visas in the continent, according to the agency.
By Friday afternoon, South Africa had recorded the most Covid-19 cases in Africa, with 2,843,042 cases, followed by Morocco, 896,913 cases.
In terms of visas, southern Africa is the most affected region, followed by the northern and eastern parts of the continent, while Central Africa is the most affected region, according to the African CDC.