KNA 761 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease, from a sample size of 5,794 tested in the last 24 hours.
Nairobi has recorded the highest number of cases at 189, followed by Kisumu with 133 and Laikipia 104 cases.
The Positivity rate now stands at 13.1 percent, while the total confirmed positive cases are now 189,703 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,023,807.
In a statement, yesterday, on the Covid-19 situation in the Country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said that from the cases, 727 are Kenyans while 34 are foreigners. 381 are females and 380 males. The youngest is a six-month-old infant while the oldest is 96 years.
Apart from the counties of Nairobi, Kisumu and Laikipia that recorded over 100 cases each the other counties are Uasin Gishu which recorded 45 cases, Nakuru 35, Mombasa 35, Kiambu 27, Kitui 23 and Garissa 20 cases.
Kilifi has recorded 18 cases, Busia 18, Siaya 14, Taita Taveta 14, Murang’a 8, Machakos 8, Isiolo 7, Vihiga 7, Kirinyaga 6, Makueni 6, Kisii 6, Kwale 6, Bungoma 5, Kericho 5, Nyamira 5, Embu 2, Homa Bay 2, Kajiado 2, Kakamega 2, Narok 2, Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 1, Baringo 1, Bomet 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Meru 1.
In terms of Sub-county distribution, the 189 cases in Nairobi are from Langata (21), Embakasi West, Kasarani, Kibra and Roysambu (15) cases each, Ruaraka (14), Embakasi East (13), Makadara (12), Dagoretti North and Starehe (11) cases each, Embakasi Central (10), Embakasi North (9), Kamukunji (7), Dagoretti South and Mathare (6) cases each, Westlands (5), Embakasi South (4).
In Kisumu the 133 cases are from Kisumu Central (59), Kisumu East (20), Nyando (14), Nyakach (13), Seme (11), Kisumu West and Muhoroni (8) cases each.
In Laikipia all the 104 cases are from Laikipia West. In Uasin Gishu the 45 cases are from Ainabkoi (37), Kesses and Turbo (4) cases each.
In Nakuru the 35 cases are from Naivasha and Nakuru West (8) cases each, Nakuru East (7), Rongai (4), Molo and Njoro (3) cases each, Gilgil (2). In Mombasa the 35 cases are from Mvita (17), Kisauni (8), Jomvu (5), Likoni and Nyali (2) cases each Changamwe (1).
In Kiambu the 27 cases are from Ruiru (13), Gatundu South (6), Juja (4), Kiambaa (3), Kikuyu (1). In Kitui the 23 cases are from Kitui West (16), Kitui Central, Kitui South and Mwingi West (2) cases each, Kitui Rural (1).
In Garissa the 20 cases are from Dadaab (15), Garissa Town (5). In Kilifi the 18 cases are from Kilifi North and Malindi (5) cases each, Kaloleli and Magarini (4) cases each.
In Busia the 18 cases are from Teso North (9), Matayos (7), Bunyala and Teso South (1) case each. In Siaya the 14 cases are from Alego Usonga (5), Ugenya (3), Gem and Rarieda (2) cases each, Bondo and Ugunja (1) case each. In Taita Taveta the 14 cases are from Voi (13) and Wundanyi (1).
In Murang’a the 8 cases are from Kiharu and Murang’a South (2) cases each, Gatanga, Kandara, Kangema and Kigumo (1) case each. In Machakos the 8 cases are from Machakos Town and Matungulu (3) cases each, Athi River and Kalama (1) case each.
In Isiolo all the 7 cases are from Isiolo Town. In Vihiga the 7 cases are from Vihiga (4), Hamisi (2), Luanda (1). In Kirinyaga the 6 cases are from Kirinyaga Central and Kirinyaga East (3) cases each. In Makueni all the 6 cases are from Makueni.
In Kisii the 6 cases are from Kitutu Chache North (2), Bobasi, Kitutu Chache South, Nyaribari Chache and South Mugirango (1) case each. In Kwale the 6 cases are from Kinango. In Bungoma the 5 cases are from Kanduyi (4), Bumula (1). In Kericho the 5 cases are from Ainamoi (2), Belgut, Bureti, Sigowet/Soin (1) case each.
In Nyamira the 5 cases are from Manga (3), Masaba North and Nyamira North (1) case each. The 2 cases in Embu are from Manyatta and Mbeere South (1) case each, the 2 cases in Homa Bay are from Mbita and Rachuonyo South (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado North, the 2 cases in Kakamega are from Lurambi and Shinyalu (1) case each, the 2 cases in Narok are from Narok North and the 2 cases in Nyandarua are from Ndaragwa and Oljororook (1) case each.
The case in Nyeri is from Kieni West, the case in Baringo is from Koibatek, the case in Bomet is from Konoin, the case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Marakwet West and the case in Meru is from Imenti North.
Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (24), 10-19 years (142), 20-29 years (98), 30-39 (152) 40-49 (120) 50-59 (92) 60 years and above (133).
The CS has also confirmed that 71 patients have recovered from the disease with 45 from Home-Based Isolation and Care, while 26 are from various health facilities countrywide.
“Total recoveries now stand at 180,624 out of whom 143,737 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 36,887 are from various health facilities countrywide.
Sadly, Kagwe added that 9 patients have succumbed to the disease. All of them are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in April and June 2021 and this now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,732.
New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (1), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (3), 60 years and above (4).
Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (56), 10-19 years (26), 20- 29 (121), 30-39 years (307), 40-49 years (444), 50-59 years (754), 60 years and above (2,024).
Currently, the CS explained that a total of 1,067 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,359 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
123 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of whom are on ventilatory support and 65 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation.
Another 218 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 196 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
In terms of vaccination, Kagwe confirmed that as of yesterday, a total of 1,550,389 vaccines had so far been administered across the country and of these total first doses are 1,028,669 while second doses are 521,720.
“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 50.7 percent with the majority being males at 55 percent while females are at 45 percent and the proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.0 percent”, he said.
The CS noted that the uptake of the second dose by priority groups is that those Aged 58 years and above are 161,165, Others 147,765, Health Workers 99,289, Teachers 72,294 while Security Officers are at 41,207.