COVID

Covid deaths pass 4,000 mark as positivity rate hits 17.5%

The positivity rate stands at 17.5 per cent.

In Summary

• 1,335 people tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 7,605 tested in the last 24 hours.

• A total of 1,587 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,125 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,335 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 7,605 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate stands at 17.5 per cent.

From the cases, 1,293 are Kenyans while 42 are foreigners.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Wednesday that 680 females while 655 are males.

The youngest is an eight-month-old infant while the oldest is 105 years.

It brings the total confirmed positive cases to 206,691 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,156,981.

Kagwe said that 1,093 patients have recovered from the disease with 983 from home-based isolation and care while 110 are from various health facilities across the country.

Total recoveries now stand at 191,188 out of which 152,434 are from the home based care and isolation programme, while 38,754 are from various health facilities.

Another 30 patients have succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 4,025.

The CS said that a total of 1,587 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,125 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Kagwe said 178 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 43 of whom are on ventilatory support and 118 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are under observation.

Another 441 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 397 of them in general wards and 44 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution

Nairobi recorded 647 cases, Nakuru 86, Kiambu 83, Kajiado 59, Mombasa 53, Nyandarua 52, Makueni 45, Machakos 40, Kirinyaga 36, Kilifi 27, Uasin Gishu 26, and Murang’a 25.

Others are Lamu 16, Kitui 14, Baringo 12, Taita Taveta 12, Tana River 11, Embu 11, Marsabit 9, Kericho 8, Laikipia 8, Turkana 6, Meru 5, Nyeri 4, Kisumu 4, Siaya 4, Kwale 4, Wajir 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Migori 3, Isiolo 3, Homa Bay 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Kakamega 2, Kisii 1, Mandera 1, Nandi 1, Nyamira 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Vihiga 1, West Pokot 1, Bungoma 1, Busia 1 and Garissa had 1 case.

Vaccination

By August 3, a total of 1,741,581 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,071,297 while the second doses are 670,284.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 62.6 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 2.46 per cent.

 

Edited by CM