847 tests positive for Covid, positivity rate at 13.9%

722 patients have recovered from the disease, totaling number of recoveries to 185,762.

In Summary

• The CS said that 11 patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,849.

• Total confirmed positive cases are now 196,745 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,087,582.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
UPDATE: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has reported 847 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 6,080 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Saturday in a statement of the update of the virus that the positivity rate was at 13.9 per cent.

The CS said that from the cases, 820 are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners.

Also, 485 are males and 362 females, and the youngest patient from the cases is a five-month-old baby while the oldest is 97 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 196,745 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,087,582.

Kagwe said that 722 patients have recovered from the disease with 567 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 155 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 185,762.

The CS said that 11 patients have succumbed to the disease with one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, while 10 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of July.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,849.

A total of 1,277 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,705 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Further, 167 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 80 on supplemental oxygen. 52 patients are under observation.

Another 366 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 323 of them in general wards and 43 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Nairobi recorded 397 cases, Busia 66, Kiambu 58, Nakuru 46, Mombasa 40, Nyeri 35, Machakos 29, and Kilifi 23.

Turkana 17, Kitui 14, Murang’a 12, Kericho 11, Kirinyaga 10, Nyandarua 10, Garissa 8, Kajiado 8, Siaya 8, Homa Bay 7, Kisumu 6, Bungoma 6, Uasin Gishu 6, Migori 5, Vihiga 4, Lamu 3, Nyamira 3, Meru 2, Narok 2, West Pokot 2, Laikipia 2, while Taita Taveta, Tana River, Trans Nzoia, Embu, Kakamega, Kisii, and Kwale reported single cases each.

Vaccination

By Friday 23, a total of 1,670,941 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,046,526 while second doses are 624,415.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 59.7 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.3 per cent.