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Kenya’s Covid-19 cases 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 per cent. From the cases, 2,837 are Kenyans while 127 are foreigners. The cases comprise 1,546 women and 1,418 are men. The youngest is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 97 years.
The total confirmed positive cases are now 277,609 and cumulative tests so far conducted are at more than 2.9 million.

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 countrywide while 25 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.
A total of 645 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 13,887 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

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 at 55.9 per cent as the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 14.2 per cent.

Source: KBC

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