Panic has erupted in Kenya following 11 new death cases for corona virus and 1,001 positive cases reported in 24 hours from a sample size of 9,065 tested with which makes a positivity rate of 11.0 per cent.
The new Covid-19 infections cases, 988 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners comprising 504 males and 497 females with a youngest of four-month-old baby.
Total confirmed positive cases in the country are 238,852 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,397,923.
Nairobi County leads with the number of new infections with 211 cases followed by Laikipia 107, Nakuru 58, Uasin Gishu 54, Kitui 53, Kiambu 49, Marsabit 44, Mombasa 35, Meru 33, Nyandarua 32, Nyeri 29, Bungoma 27, Murang’a 26, Baringo 21, Wajir 20, Turkana 19, Kericho 17, Machakos 16, Kajiado 15, Taita Taveta 13, Embu 12, Garissa 12, Isiolo 11, Kilifi 11, Tharaka Nithi 9, Busia 9, Kakamega 8, Kisii 8, Narok 7, Bomet 5, Makueni 5, Migori 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 4, Lamu 4, Kirinyaga 3, Tana River 2, Nandi 2, Trans Nzoia 2, West Pokot 2, Kisumu 1 and Siaya 1.
According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe 1,155 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,001 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while 154 are from various health facilities countrywide.
Mr Kagwe further announced that 11 deaths have been recorded, one of them in the last 24 hours while 10 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of August and September 2021 hence pushing the cumulative fatalities to 4,757.
He also revealed that a total of 2,809,389 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 2,020,009 while second doses are 809,380.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 40.1 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent, while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.97 per cent.
The United States on Thursday shipped more than 2 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to Kenya and Ghana on Thursday through the COVAX global distribution program, a White House official said.
The United States sent 880,320 doses to Kenya, bringing the total number of doses sent to the African country to just over 1.76 million, the official said. It sent 1,229,620 doses to Ghana, the first shipment to that country.