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664 people test positive for Covid-19 as 16 succumb

KNA   A  total of 664 people yesterday tested positive for Coronavirus from a sample size of 5,432 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 12.2 percent.

 

From the cases, 633 are Kenyans while 31 are foreigners. Out of them, 378 are males and 286 females. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 98 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 197,409 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,093,014. 

 

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi recorded 280 cases, Kiambu 82, Uasin Gishu 66, Kilifi 66, Nyeri 46, Mombasa 26, Nakuru 17, Nandi 13, Machakos 10, Murang’a 9, Kajiado 6, Busia 5, Siaya 5, Kisumu 4, Embu 3, Kitui 3, Laikipia 3, Garissa 3, Nyandarua 3, Kakamega 2, Kericho 2, Meru 2, Taita Taveta 2, Tana River 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Baringo 1, Kisii 1, Bomet 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1. 

 

A statement from the ministry of health indicated that distribution of positive cases by age was 0-9 years (21), 10-19 years (35), 20-29 years (130), 30-39 (159) 40-49 (135) 50-59 (86) 60 years and above (98). 

 

Yesterday 201 patients recovered from the disease with 143 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 58 were from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stood at 185,808, out of which 148,161 were from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 37,647 from various health facilities countrywide. 

 

“Unfortunately, 16 patients have succumbed to the disease with one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, while 15 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,865. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” read the statement.

 

New deaths by age are; 0-9 years (1), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (3), 60 years and above (10). Cumulative deaths by age are; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (28), 20- 29 (121), 30-39 years (315), 40-49 years (460), 50-59 years (776), 60 years and above (2,108). 

 

A total of 1,281 patients were as of yesterday admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,683 were under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 170 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom were on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen. Some 51 patients were under observation.

 

Another 366 patients were separately on supplemental oxygen with 321 of them in general wards and 45 in High Dependency Units (HDU). 

“As of July 24th, 2021, a total of 1,672,687 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,047,355 while second doses are 625,332. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 59.7percent with the majority being males at 55 percent while females were at 45 percent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 2.3 percent,” read the statement.

 

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is: Those aged 58 years and above 194,891, Others 180,276, Health Workers 110,950, Teachers 89,557 while Security Officers are at 49,658. 

 

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