The Covid-19 infection rate in Kenya reached 1.3 percent on Wednesday, after 69 new cases were confirmed from 5,345 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases reported in the country so far is 254,453 from a total of 2.78 million samples.
Of that new number, 66 are Kenyan nationals while three are foreign nationals. The youngest victim is one year old and the oldest is 99 years old. 37 people are men and 32 are women.
Three deaths have been reported, both in September and October. The total number of deaths from the disease in the country has reached 5,325.
Nairobi County led with 20 cases, Siaya 7, Kericho 6, Kilifi 4, Nakuru 3, Nyandarua 3 while Kisumu, Kiambu, Garissa, Kajiado, Busia, Taita Taveta, Murang’a, Turkana and Uasin Gishu with two cases each county. Kakamega, Kisii, Mombasa, Nandi, Bomet, Bungoma, Embu and Nyeri counties copied the same case in each county.
Health Minister Mutahi kagwe said 80 patients had recovered from the virus, of which 44 were out of the home care program and 36 were discharged from various health facilities across the country. The total number of survivors of the virus in the country is now 247,791.
Meanwhile three more patients have died from the disease in the country bringing the total number of disasters due to the disease in the country to be 5,325.
A total of 362 patients have been admitted to various health facilities across the country while 1,013 are being cared for at home.
As of Tuesday, 6.16 million people had been vaccinated against the disease in the country.
“I urge Kenyans to get vaccinated so that we can fulfill the number of million Kenyans vaccinated by the end of 2021,” said Kagwe.