Kenya records 1,085 new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths

Kenya records 1,085 new COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths

Kenya has recorded 1,085 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 7,067 tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 15.4%.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases are now 205,356 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,149,376.

The 1,085 new cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 401, Kiambu 96, Nakuru 90, Machakos 60, Mombasa 56, Nyeri 54, Kilifi 43, Kajiado 38, Uasin Gishu 36, Murang’a 22, Turkana 16, Kericho 15, Garissa 15, Laikipia 13, Baringo 11, Nandi 11, Nyamira 10, Trans Nzoia
10, Nyandarua 9, Siaya 8, Kisumu 8, Narok 7, Lamu 7, Taita Taveta 7, Marsabit 7, Embu 6, Kakamega 5, Makueni 5, Migori 5, Kitui 4, Kirinyaga 2, Kisii 2, Meru 2, Tana River 1, Vihiga 1, West Pokot 1 and Kwale 1.

At the same time, 25 patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours while 24 are late deaths reported after conducting
facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of August, September, October and November 2020 and March, April and July
2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,995.

Meanwhile, 403 patients have recovered from the disease with 305 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 98 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 190,095 of whom 151,451 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,644 are from various health facilities countrywide.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are a total of 1,540 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,112 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 190 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of whom are on ventilatory support and 94 on supplemental oxygen while 52 patients are under observation.

“Another 475 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with437 of them in general wards and 38 in High Dependency Units (HDU),” said MoH.

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, as of August 2nd 2021, a total of 1,734,013 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,067,615 while second doses are 666,398.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 62.4% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at
45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.4%,” added the Ministry.

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