Kenya reports 664 new cases of Covid-19 and 16 deaths

201 patients have recovered from the virus, totaling number of recoveries to 185,808.

In Summary

• A total of 1281 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,683 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

• 170 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen. 

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya has reported 664 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 5,432 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Sunday that the positivity rate is at 12.2 per cent.

The CS said that 633 patients are Kenyans while 31 are foreigners. Also, 378 are males and 286 are females.

The youngest patient is a three-month-old infant and the oldest is 98.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 197,409 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,093,014.

The ministry said 201 patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 185,808.

The CS said that 16 patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,865.

A total of 1281 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,683 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Kagwe added that 170 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen. Fifty-one patients are under observation.

Another 366 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 321 of them in general wards and 45 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Nairobi recorded 280 cases followed by Kiambu 82, Uasin Gishu 66, Kilifi 66, Nyeri 46, Mombasa 26, Nakuru 17, Nandi 13, and Machakos 10.

Murang’a 9, Kajiado 6, Busia 5, Siaya 5, Kisumu 4, Embu 3, Kitui 3, Laikipia 3, Garissa 3, Nyandarua 3, Kakamega 2, Kericho 2, Meru 2, Taita Taveta 2, and Tana River, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Kisii, Bomet, and Elgeyo Marakwet reported single cases each.

Vaccination

Health CS has said that by Saturday, July 24, a total of 1,672,687 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,047,355 while the second doses are 625,332.

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.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.3 per cent.