Kenya’s COVID-19 cases are up by 2,964.
Kenya has today reported 2,964 COVID-19 positive cases from a sample size of 9,082 tested in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate is now at 32.6 percent. Of the cases, 2,837 are Kenyans, while 127 are foreigners.
The cases comprise 1,546 women and 1,418 men. The youngest is a four-month-old infant, while the oldest is 97 years old.
The total confirmed positive cases is now 277,609, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are more than 2.9 million.
In terms of county distribution, Nairobi led with 1,113, followed by Nakuru 249, Kiambu 153, Mombasa 136, Siaya 119, Migori 108, Kilifi 90, Kajiado 83, and Kisumu 77.
Others are Uasin Gishu 76, Machakos 74, Taita Taveta 59, West Pokot 55, Kirinyaga 55, Kwale 51, Kakamega 51, Murang’a 50, Meru 44, and Embu 32.
Today, 77 patients recovered from the disease, 52 from various health facilities nationwide, while 25 were from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
The total recoveries now stand at 249,694, of whom 201,276 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,418 are from various health facilities nationwide.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said one patient succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,357.
A total of 645 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 13,887 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
Sixteen patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), nine of them on ventilatory support while seven are on supplemental oxygen.
Another 116 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 112 of them are in the general wards. Four patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
As of December yesterday, more than 9.4 million vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 5.6 million were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3.9 million.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 55.9 percent, as the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 14.2 percent.