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Over 1000 people test positive for COVID 19

KNA    Total of  1,006 people Wednesday  tested positive for the Corona virus disease, from a sample size of 5,584 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 18.0 percent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 199,941 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,109,581.

Speaking Wednesday at Afya house on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that from the cases 966 were Kenyans while 40 are foreigners. 521 are females while 485 males. The youngest is a three week-old infant while the oldest is 93 years.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 391, Kiambu 121, Kilifi 87, Kajiado 56, Mombasa 46, Nakuru 42, Uasin Gishu 37, Busia 26, Murang’a 24, Machakos 18, Kericho 14, Nyandarua 13, Taita Taveta 11, Kirinyaga 10, Migori 10, Bungoma 8, Nyeri 8, Lamu 7, Siaya 7, Turkana 7, Laikipia 6,Tana River 6, Nandi 6, Garissa 6, Kitui 5, Baringo 4, Meru 4, Bomet 3, Kisii 3, Embu 3, Kwale 3, Vihiga 3, Kakamega 2, Kisumu 2, Makueni 1, Narok 1, Trans Nzoia 1, West Pokot 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Homa Bay 1 and Isiolo 1.

“261 patients have recovered from the disease with 228 from various health facilities countrywide while 33 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program bringing our total recoveries now at 187,824 of whom 149,788 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,036 are from various health facilities countrywide,” the CS said.

Kagwe noted that the country has also lost 13 patients who have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the month of July 2021.

“This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,895. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” he said.

The CS confirmed that currently a total of 1,386 patients are  admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,686 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 174 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 41 of whom are on ventilatory support and 82 on supplemental oxygen. 51 patients are under observation.

Another 433 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 387 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of yesterday, the CS said that a total of 1,692,793 vaccines have so far been administered across the country and of these, total first doses are 1,052,343 while second doses are 640,450.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 60.9 percent with the majority being males at 55 percent while females are at 45 percent and the proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.35 percent,” Kagwe said.

The uptake of the second dose by priority Groups those aged 58 years and above 199,107, Others 185,221, Health Workers 112,773, Teachers 92,342 while Security Officers are at 51,007.

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