Kenya records 1,068 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths


Kenya records 1,068 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addresses the media on July 28, 2021. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Summary

  • In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases are now 201,009 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,116,979.
  • At the same time 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.

Kenya has recorded 1,068 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 7,398 tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of now 14.4%.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases are now 201,009 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,116,979.

The 1,068 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 489, 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.

At the same time 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.

Meanwhile, 398 patients have recovered from the disease with 255 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 143 are from various health facilities countrywide. This now brings the 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.

According to the Ministry of Health, 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.

Some 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).

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the Ministry says 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%,” said the Ministry.

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