The Department of Health announced on Sunday that 74 people had been tested for COVID-19 virus out of a sample of 3,987 people tested in the last 24 hours.
The current positive rate is 1.9%, and the total number of confirmed infections has reached 252,033 and the total number of tests performed so far is 2,639,107.
Of these cases, 54 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners; 44 are male and 30 are female, while the youngest is a seven-year-old and the oldest is 101.
The cases were spread in various counties, namely; Nairobi 39, Nakuru 6, Siaya 5, Laikipia 5, Kericho 4, Kiambu 3, Machakos 3, Kajiado 2, Murang’a 2, Narok 2, Garissa 1, Kakamega 1 and Marsabit 1.
The ministry also announced that 76 patients had recovered from the coronavirus; as well as 60 from the isolation program and home care while 16 were discharged from various health facilities across the country. The total recovery is 245,254.
However, 8 patients were diagnosed with COVID-19, one of which occurred in the last 24 hours, while the other 7 are deceased deaths reported after conducting facility records inspections in October 2021. This brings the death toll to 5,223.
“A total of 590 patients are currently being treated in various health facilities across the country, while 1,556 are under home care,” reads the statement by Health Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
34 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), including 21 on respiratory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is monitored.
He added: “Another 177 patients receive extra oxygen on the side, all in general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Units (HDU).
SC also stated that a total of 4,500,179 vaccines had so far been distributed across the country as of October 16, 2021. Of these, 3,291,192 were vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,208,987.
Breastfeeding for the second dose among those who received their first dose was 35.2%. The proportion of adults who were fully vaccinated was 4.4%.