Covid-19 update: 149 people test positive

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Heath CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday in a statement that the among the 149 new cases,143 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners.81 females and 68 males, the youngest is one year while the oldest is 97 years.Image courtesy

The Ministry of Health has reported another 149 new cases of coronavirus in the country from a sample size of 2,280 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 6.5 per cent.

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Heath CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday in a statement that the  among the 149 new cases,143 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners.81 females and 68 males, the youngest  is one year while the oldest is 97 years.

Total confirmed positive are now 256,484 and cumulative test so far conducted are 2,891,893.

In terms of county distribution Nairobi county leads with 123,Machakos 13,Kiambu 2,Kajiado 1,Kericho 1, Kitui 1, Nakuru 1, Narok 1, Taita Taveta 1, Uasin Gishu 1 and West Pokot 1.

“36 patients have recovered from the disease, 26 are from various health facilities countrywide while 10 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.” Kagwe Statement reads

“The total recoveries now stand at 248,551 of whom 200,546 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,005 are from various health facilities countrywide.” He continued.

Unfortunately one person succumbed to the disease. So far 5,349 have succumbed to the disease.

As of December 12, 2021, a total of 8,189,322 vaccines had been administered across the country, out of which 4,928,719 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,260,603.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.3 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 12 per cent.

A total of 175 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 842 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. Also, two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and all of them are on ventilatory support.

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