COVID Cases Fall As Positivity Drops to 4.7 percent

The Ministry of Health has reported that 69 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 1,414 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 4.9%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 248,461 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,534,881.

505 patients have recovered from COVID-19; 466 from the Home-Based Isolation & Care program & 39 are from various health facilities.

6 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,102.

Total recoveries now stand at 240,235; 194,278 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program & 45,957 are from various health facilities.

1,209 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 2,633 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

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Another 387 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 368 of them in general wards and 19 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

87 patients are in the ICU, 49 of whom are on ventilatory support and 38 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

A total of 3,613,357 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses were 2,724,742 while the second doses were 888,615.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 32.6%.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Others 290,064, Aged 58 years and above 254,010, Health Workers 141,163, Teachers 128,704 while Security Officers are at 74,674.

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