Following a report of 1,183 new infections tested from 8,144 samples in the last 24 hours, Kenya’s total COVID-19 cases have reached 213,756. With a 14.5 percent positive rate, the new infections bring the total number of samples tested to 2,205,159.
The Ministry of Health said in a statement to the media on Tuesday that Nairobi had the newest infections (442), followed by Nakuru with 91.
In the rest of the country, the cases are distributed as follows: Kiambu 85, Mombasa 76, Kilifi 58, Kirinyaga 46, Nyeri 44, Uasin Gishu 35, Turkana 30, Nyandarua 29, Embu 21, Kitui 19, Siaya 17, Murang’a 15, Marsabit 13, Kajiado 13, Busia 12, Makueni 12, Kwale 11, Garissa 9, Bungoma 7, Kakamega 7,
in fact, Of the 1,123 people involved in the cases, 1,123 are Kenyans, and 60 are foreigners. “There are 593 females and 590 males,” according to the Ministry. “The youngest is a two-month-old infant, and the oldest is 98 years,” it added.
In the meantime, 1,318 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours.
“Total recoveries now stand at 198,786,” the Ministry said on Tuesday, citing “1,212 from Home-Based Isolation and Care” and “106 from various health facilities across the country.”
There are currently 1,827 patients in various health facilities across the country, with 8,529 under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
At the same time, the number of people who have died due to the disease has risen to 4,211, with 32 more deaths reported.
The statement reads, “One of them occurred within the last 24 hours, while 31 are late deaths 3 reported after conducting facility record audits on various dates in April, May, June, July, and August 2021.”
Kenya had fully vaccinated 710,711 people as of Tuesday, far short of its goal of inoculating at least 10 million adults by December.
One million one hundred thirty-one thousand six hundred thirty-one people have received their first doses.
“Among those who received their first dose, 62.8 percent took the second dose, with males accounting for 55 percent of the total and females accounting for 45 percent. The proportion of adults who are fully vaccinated is 2.6 percent, according to the Ministry.