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Covid-19 cases on the rise as 1,068 people test positive

KNA    The country has continued to record a high number of Covid-19 cases as 1,068 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 7,398 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 14.4%.

From the cases 1,018 are Kenyans while 50 are foreigners. 554 are males while 514 are females. The youngest is an eleven-month-old baby while the oldest is 93 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 201,009 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,116,979. 

A statement from the ministry of health indicates that in terms of County distribution; Nairobi  recorded 489 cases, Mombasa 77, Migori  60, Uasin Gishu 57, Kilifi 37, Kiambu 34, Nakuru 33, Kajiado 29,  Homa Bay 27, Kirinyaga 26, Busia 21, Murang’a 16, Laikipia 16,  Kitui 15, Machakos 12, Nyandarua 11, Kisumu 10, Siaya 9,  Baringo 9, Nyeri 9, Marsabit 8, Embu 8, Nandi 8, Kakamega 6,  Turkana 6, Garissa 5, Kericho 5, Isiolo 3, Meru 3, Samburu 3,  Taita Taveta 3, Vihiga 3, Kisii 2, West Pokot 2, Lamu 2, Mandera  2, Trans Nzoia 1 and Bungoma 1. 

Distribution of positive cases by age is; 0-9 years (27), 10-19 years (56), 20-29 years (199), 30-39 (303) 40-49 (212) 50-59 (131) 60 years and above (140). 

Thursday 398 patients recovered from the disease with 255 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 143 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 188,222 of whom 150,043 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,179 are from various health facilities countrywide. 

“Unfortunately, 15 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of June and July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,910. 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 (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (1), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (3), 60 years and  above (9). 

Cumulative deaths by age are; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (28), 20- 29 (122), 30-39 years (318), 40-49 years (463), 50-59 years (783), 60 years and above (2,139). 

A total of 1,434 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,918 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 176 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 43 of whom are on ventilatory support and 82 on supplemental oxygen. 51 patients are under observation. 

Another 463 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 417 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU). 

“As of July 28th 2021, a total of 1,707,734 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,055,341 while second doses are 647,393. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 61.3% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.37%,” read the statement.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is: Those aged 58 years and above 200,924, Others 187,567, Health Workers 113,728, Teachers 93,577 while Security Officers are at 51,597. 

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