Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 331 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded, from a sample size of 2,872 tested in the last 24 hours, the the positivity rate is now at 11.5 per cent.

In a statement on Tuesday, he said 296 of the new cases are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners, with 178 being females and 153 are males.

The youngest is a five-month-old child while the oldest is 99 years.

This pushes the total confirmed positive cases to 256,815 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,894,765.

Kagwe said 253 patients have recovered from the disease, 237 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 16 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 248,804 of whom 200,783 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,021 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,349 as no death case has been reported.

A total of 161 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 710 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

Two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, and all of them are on ventilatory support.

Some 43 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 42 of them being in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit.

The CS said as of December 13, a total of 8,223,238 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 4,947,002 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,276,236.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.2 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 12 per cent.

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