Kenya on Saturday recorded 714 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 178,792, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.
The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 6,039 recording a positivity rate of 11.8 per cent.
The cumulative tests stand at 1,901,067.
The country’s fatalities have risen to 3,447 after another 10 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.
Kagwe said that there are 1,073 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 5,174 patients are on the home-based care programme.
A total of 94 patients are in ICU, out of which 25 are on ventilatory support.
Also, 108 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, out of which 98 are in general wards and 10 in the HDU.
Meanwhile, 285 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 118 were from the Homebased care program while 167 were discharged from various health facilities.
Kenya’s recoveries now stand at 122,631 .
The CS said a total of 1,181,588 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 994,622 while second doses are 186,966.
“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 18.8 per cent with the majority being males at 56 per cent while females are at 44 per cent Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now at 0.7 per cent,” Kagwe said.
By county distribution, the new cases are spread in; Kakamega 79, Kisii 78, Migori 76, Nairobi 74, Kisumu 72, Busia 69, Siaya 60, Mombasa 38, Homa Bay 36, Nyamira 20, Uasin Gishu 17, Bomet 14.
Kericho 11, Kilifi 9, Kajiado 7, Nyeri 6, Meru 6, Elgeyo Marakwet 5, Nakuru 5, Kiambu 4, Murang’a 4, Nyandarua 4, Vihiga 4, Garissa 2, Kwale 2, Marsabit 2, Narok 2, Taita Taveta 2, Machakos 1, Makueni 1, Turkana 1, West Pokot 1, Baringo 1 and Kirinyaga 1