27 succumb to Covid-19 as 317 test positive

COVID-19

317 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 6,129 tested in the last 24
hours pushing total confirmed positive cases to 247,675.

The positivity rate is now at 5.2% with cumulative tests so far conducted being 2,520,607.

Out of the new cases 301 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners.

There are 160 males and 157 females with the youngest being a six-day-old infant while the oldest is 99 years.

27 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them  being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of June, July, August and September 2021.

This now  pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,045.

177 patients have recovered from the disease with 130 from various health facilities countrywide while 47 are from the  Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Total recoveries now  stand at 238,884 of whom 193,058 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 45,826 are from various health  facilities countrywide.

A total of 1,268 patients are currently admitted in various health  facilities countrywide, while 2,733 are under the Home-Based  Isolation and Care program.

96 patients are in the Intensive Care  Unit (ICU), 63 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on  supplemental oxygen. 5 patients are under observation.

Another 377 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with  361 of them in general wards and 16 in High Dependency Units  (HDU).

Vaccination

As of September 22nd, 2021, a total of 3,507,836 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses  were 2,631,821 while second doses were 876,015. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 33.6%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.2%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows:  Others 283,514, Aged 58 years and above 250,226, Health  Workers 140,358, Teachers 128,129 while Security Officers are  at 73,788.

The government is working towards vaccinating targeted  population of 27,246,033. A total of 2,631,821 persons have so far been vaccinated for the first dose.

  

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