Kenya records 976 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Kenya records 976 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

Kenya has recorded 976 new COVID-19 cases from 6,896 samples tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 14.2%.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the total confirmed positive cases are now 198,935 while cumulative tests so far
conducted are 2,103,997.

The 976 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 460, Mombasa 61, Kiambu 48, Makueni 43, Kilifi 39, Uasin Gishu 36, Nakuru 27,
Machakos 21, Siaya 19, Murang’a 18, Trans Nzoia 18, Nyandarua 16, Kitui 14, Migori 14, Kericho 13, Kirinyaga 12, Nyeri 12, Kajiado 11, Turkana 10, Kisumu 9, Busia 8, Taita Taveta 8, Embu 7, Garissa 7, Baringo 6, Narok 5, Laikipia 5, Nandi 5, Kakamega 4, Nyamira 4, Kisii 3, Bomet 2, Kwale 2, Mandera 2, Meru 2, Vihiga 1, Wajir 1, West Pokot 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Tana River 1.

At the same time, 10 patients are reported to have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of March, June and July 2021.

Meanwhile, 969 more patients have recovered from the disease with 856 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program while 113 are
from various health facilities countrywide. This now brings the total recoveries to 187,563 out of which 149,755 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 37,808 are from various health facilities countrywide.

A total of 1,276 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,613 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 172 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 37 of whom are on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen. 51 patients are under observation. Another 395 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 349 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units

According to the Health Ministry, a total of 1,682,899 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses
are 1,049,847 while second doses are 633,052. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.3%.

“The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 197,142, Others 182,691, Health Workers 111,938, Teachers 90,962 while Security Officers are at 50,319,” said the Ministry.

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