Covid-19: Kenya records five new cases, zero deaths
The death toll from Covid-19 has remained at 5,649 for the fourth day in a row, with no new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.
However, according to a statement published Sunday by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, five additional persons tested positive for the virus out of a total of 1,836 people tested over the same time period.
The positive rate now stands at 0.3 percent, up one percentage point from Saturday’s 0.2 percent.
Four of the patients are Kenyans, while one is a foreigner.
The youngest is 14 years old and the oldest is 50 years old, with four men and one female.
According to Kagwe, the overall number of verified positive cases currently stands at 323,614 instances, with 3,566,917 tests done throughout the nation.
“Today, no patient has recovered from the sickness,” Kagwe added, “so the total recoveries remain 317,811,” with 264,793 coming through the Home-Based Care and Isolation program and 53,018 from different health institutions around the nation.
The CS also disclosed that 11 people are now being treated in different health institutions around the nation, while 131 are being treated at home.
According to him, none of the patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), are on supplementary oxygen, or are in the normal wards, and none are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
According to Kagwe, 1,318 persons were completely vaccinated in the past 24 hours, while the overall number of people totally vaccinated in the same time was 1,113.
This takes the total number of adults who have been completely vaccinated to 30.3 percent. Overall, Kenya has provided 17,813,671 vaccinations throughout the country, with a goal of 27,246,033 vaccines anticipated by the end of December, according to Kagwe.
A total of 16,292,700 doses have been delivered to adults (18 years and older), with 1,229,630 doses administered to children aged 15 to 17.
Booster doses account for another 291,341 vaccinations.