The Ministry of Health now puts the number of people who have died of Covid-19 in Kenya at 4,710.
This is after another 16 patients succumbed to the disease on Sunday. These deaths cap a difficult week for the country given the 213 deaths recorded in the last 7 days alone.
In the past 24 hours, the ministry further announced that 363 people out of a sample size of 4,594 had tested positive for the disease.
“The positivity rate is now 7.9%. Of the cases, 359 are Kenyans and 4 are foreigners. 193 men, 170 women. The youngest is a two year old and the oldest is 97. ”Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced
The latest numbers brought the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country to 234,952. This is based on cumulative tests of 2,363,524 tests carried out so far.
At the same time, Kagwe announced that 1,967 patients are currently being admitted to a variety of healthcare facilities across the country, while 6,959 are being treated under the Home Isolation and Care Program.
“159 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 116 of them with ventilation and 32 with additional oxygen. 11 patients are under observation. A further 813 patients are supplied with additional oxygen separately, 727 of them in general wards and 86 in High Dependency Units (HDU). He said when delivering update number 521 about the Covid-19 situation in the country.
Meanwhile, the ministry announced that 1,247 patients have recovered from the disease, including 1,114 from the home isolation and care program, while 133 are from various health facilities across the country.
The total number of recoveries is now 220,953, of which 178,849 are from the Home Care and Isolation program, while 42,104 are from various health facilities across the country.
On the subject of vaccination, the ministry says that a total of 2,742,199 vaccines have been administered nationwide to date. Of these, the total of the first doses is 1,939,688 while the second doses are 802,511.
According to the ministry, the intake of the second dose of those who received their first dose is 41.4%, with the majority at 55% in men and 45% in women. The proportion of fully vaccinated adults is 2.95%.