Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate at 2.7pc after 186 new cases recorded 


The Ministry of Health announced 186 new infections on Thursday, from a sample size of 6,965 tested in the last one day. 

In a statement to the press, the MoH said the new infections, with a positivity rate of 2.7 percent, push the total of confirmed positive cases to 251,669 and the total of samples tested to 2,624, 609.

“From the cases 88 of them are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners. 50 males while 41 are females,” the Ministry said.

Trans Nzoia  recorded the most new infections, with 20, followed by Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, and Meru with 19,17 and 14 new cases respectively.

In the rest of the country, the new infections are distributed as follow: Murang’a 11, Meru 10, Kisii 9, Uasin Gishu 8, Kiambu 6, Bungoma 5, Makueni 5, Baringo 5, Isiolo 5, Tharaka Nithi 5, Turkana 4, West Pokot 4, Kericho 4, Bomet 4, Kwale 4, Garissa 4, Embu 3, Kirinyaga 3, Nyandarua 3, Kilifi 2, Nyeri 2, Siaya 2, Busia 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1, Kitui 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Mombasa 1. 

A total of 640 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,631 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

35 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 18 of whom are on ventilatory support and 17 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation. 

Meanwhile, 189 patients have recovered from the disease in the last one day, pushing the total of recoveries so far to 244,935.

“135 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 54 are from various health facilities countrywide,” the MoH added.

At the same time, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the death toll to 5,202.

“ll of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of September and October 2021,” the Ministry of Health said. 


A total of 4,340,511 vaccines had been administered across the country as of October 13.

According to data from the Health Ministry, 3,213,661 were the first dose while those fully vaccinated were 1,126, 850. 

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 33.6%.”the Health Ministry said.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is  4.1%.

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