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Covid-19 positivity rate stands at 8.8 percent

KNA    558 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease, from a sample size of 6,357 tested in the last 24 hours.
        
The positivity rate is now 8.8 percent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 184, 161 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,959,701.   
 In a statement, yesterday, on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS),  Mutahi Kagwe, said that from the cases 529 are Kenyans while 29 are  foreigners. 293 are males and 265 females. The youngest is an eight-month-old baby while the oldest is 91 years.
            
In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 137, Mombasa 57, Siaya  53, Kisii 50, Kilifi 35, Uasin Gishu 32, Busia 27, Nakuru 23, Kisumu 23, Vihiga 17, Kakamega 13, Kiambu 12, Kericho 10,  Kwale 9, Murang’a 7, Taita Taveta 6, Kitui 5, Homa Bay 5, Migori  5, Laikipia 4, Narok 4, Bomet 3, Kajiado 3, Machakos 3, Bungoma  3, Tharaka Nithi 2, Embu 2, Kirinyaga 2, Meru 2, Nyandarua 1,  Tana River 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and West Pokot 1.
              
In terms of Sub-county distribution; In Nairobi the 137 cases  are from Kasarani (17), Embakasi Central (14), Embakasi West  (13), Ruaraka (12), Westlands (10), Makadara and Kamukunji (9)  cases each, Embakasi East (8), Dagoretti North and Mathare (7)  cases each, Roysambu (6), Starehe (5), Dagoretti South, Embakasi  North, Embakasi South, Kibra and Langata (4) cases each.
                
  In Mombasa the 57 cases are from Mvita (33), Nyali (11). In Siaya the 53 cases are from Rarieda (20), Alego-Usonga (18), Bondo  (11), Ugenya (2), Gem and Ugunja (1) case each.  In Kisii the 50 cases are from Bomachoge Chache (18),  Bomachoge Borabu (14), Nyaribari Chache (11), Kitutu Chache  South (7).
                 
In Kilifi the 35 cases are from Magarini (25), Kilifi North  (8), Kaloleni, Kilifi South (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu the 32 cases are from Ainabkoi (15), Kesses (8), Kapseret (4), Turbo (3),  Moiben and Soy (1) case each. In Busia the 27 cases are from Teso North (10), Matayos (9), Teso South (5), Butula (2), Nambale  (1).
                 
  
 In Nakuru the 23 cases are from Rongai (7), Naivasha (6),  Nakuru East (5), Nakuru West (2), Gilgil, Nakuru North and Subukia  (1) case each. In Kisumu the 23 cases are from Kisumu Central  (13), Kisumu West and Nyando (3) cases each, Kisumu East and Muhoroni (2) cases each. In Vihiga the 17 cases are from Luanda  (6), Hamisi (4), Emuhaya (3), Sabatia (2), Saboti and Vihiga (1)  case each.
                   
  In Kakamega the 13 cases are from Lurambi (5),  Shinyalu, Kwhisero (2), Ikolomani and Navakholo (1) case each. 
                 
In Kiambu the 12 cases are from Limuru (4), Lari and Ruiru (2) cases each, Githunguri, Kabete, Kiambaa and Kikuyu (1) case each.  In Kericho the 10 cases are from Belgut (7), Ainamoi (2), Bureti  (1).
               
  In Kwale the 9 cases are from Msambweni (6), Kinango (3).  In Murang’a the 7 cases are from Kiharu (6), Changamwe and  Jomvu (4) cases each, Kisauni (3), Likoni (2), Kandara (1). In Taita-Taveta all the 6 cases are from Voi. 
                
 In Kitui all the 5 cases are from Kitui Central. In Homa Bay the 5 cases are from Homa Bay Town (3), Rachuonyo South (2). In Migori the 5 cases are from Rongo (4), Suna East (1). In Laikipia the 4 cases are from Laikipia West, while in Narok the 4 cases are  from Narok North (3), Narok South (1). In Bomet the 3 cases are from Chepalungu, Konoin and Sotik (1) case each. In Kajiado the 3 cases are from Kajiado East (2), Kajiado North (1).
               
 In Machakos the 3 cases are from Machakos Town, Matungulu  and Yatta (1) case each. The 3 cases in Bungoma are from  Kanduyi. The 2 cases in Tharaka Nithi are from Mwimbi and Tharaka South (1) case each, the 2 cases in Embu are from  Manyatta, the 2 cases in Kirinyaga are from Kirinyaga Central and  the 2 cases in Meru are from Tigania East and West (1) case each.  The case in Nyandarua is from Ndaragwa, the case in Tana  River is from Galole, the case in Trans Nzoia is from Kwanza and the case in West Pokot is from West Pokot.
                
 Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (25), 10-19 years (41), 20-29 years (75), 30-39 (143) 40-49 (108)  50-59 (68) 60 years and above (98).
                
The CS said that today 296 patients have recovered from the disease, 229 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 67 are from various health facilities countrywide.
                
“The total recoveries now stand at 125,684 out of who 90,998 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 34,686 are from various health facilities”, he said.
                  
Unfortunately, Kagwe added that 13 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 January, February, March  and June 2021.
               
“The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,634. Our sincere condolences to all those that have lost their loved ones”, the CS said. 
                  
New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (6), 60 years and  above (6).
                 
Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (56), 10-19 years (26), 20- 29 (117), 30-39 years (301), 40-49 years (434), 50-59 years  (733), 60 years and above (1,967).
           
Currently, the CS confirmed that a total of 1,114 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,644 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program. 113 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 34 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 28 patients are under observation.
“120 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with  113 of them in general wards and 17 in High Dependency Units  (HDU).
        
The CS said that a total of 1,378,585 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.
           
Of these, he added that the total first doses are 1,008,120 while second doses are 370,465 while the uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 36.7 percent with the majority being males at 55percent while females are at 45 percent and the proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.42percent
          
The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows:  Aged 58 years and above 115,078, Others 99,211, Health Workers 79,686, Teachers 48,572 while Security Officers are at 27,918.
 
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