Kenya records 1,006 new COVID-19 cases, 13 dead

Kenya records 1,006 new COVID-19 cases, 13 dead
Health CS Mutahi addressing the media on the COVID-19 situation in the country on June 7, 2020. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Kenya has recorded 1,006 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,584 tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 18.0%.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases are now 199,941 while the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,109,581.

The 1,006 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: 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.

At the same time, 13 patients are reported to 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.

Meanwhile, 261 more patients have recovered from the disease with 228 from various health facilities countrywide while 33 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care program. Total recoveries now stand 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.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,386 patients are currently 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).

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, a total of 1,692,793 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Out 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% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.35%,” said the Ministry.

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