Kenya records 96 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths

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Kenya has recorded 96 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 3,702 tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 2.6%.

In a statement  issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases are now 251,248 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,609,854.

“From the cases 90 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. 62 are males while 34 are females. The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 86 years,” reads the statement.

The 96 new cases are distribited as follows: Nairobi 41, Uasin Gishu 31, Nakuru 4, Bomet 3, Kakamega 3, Mombasa 2, Kiambu 2, Makueni 1, Meru 1, Migori 1, Murang’a 1, Nyandarua 1, Tana River 1, Turkana 1, West Pokot 1, Kajiado 1 and Kericho 1.

At the same time, nine patients are reported to have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility audit reports in the months of September and October 2021. This now pushes the cumulative deaths to 5,190

Meanwhile, 293 patients are reported to have recovered from the disease with 202 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 91 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 244,237 of whom 197,382 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,855 are from various health facilities countrywide.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 724 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,742 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. Some 46 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 17 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

“Another 253 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 248 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU),” said the Ministry.

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, as of October 10, 2021, a total of 4,198,545 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,146,510 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,052,035.

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