COVID UPDATES

1,018 new Covid cases reported, positivity rate at 10.9%

Thirteen more patients have succumbed to the virus.

In Summary

• As of August 31, 2021, a total of 2,792,309 vaccines had been administered across the country.

• He said that 633 patients have recovered from the disease with 493 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 140 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Another 1,018 people have tested positive for the coronavirus from a sample size of 9,347 in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 10.9 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Wednesday through a statement that from the cases, 995 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners, out of which 522 are females while 496 are males.

The youngest is an 11-month-old baby while the oldest is 103 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 236,881 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,380,918.

He said that 633 patients have recovered from the disease with 493 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme, while 140 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 224,270 of whom 181,731 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 42,539 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Thirteen people have succumbed to the virus, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the month of August 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,739.

A total of 1,866 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,988 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Kagwe said that 160 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 99 of whom are on ventilatory support and 50 on supplemental oxygen. 11 patients are under observation.

Another 758 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 684 of them in general wards and 74 in High Dependency Units (HDU)

Distribution

Nairobi 287, Kiambu 114, Baringo 60, Nakuru 55, Embu 49, Murang’a 46, Uasin Gishu 31, Makueni 30, Garissa 29, Busia 25, Kilifi 25, Nyeri 24, Mombasa 24, Machakos 22, Taita Taveta 22, Nandi 21, Kajiado 19, Nyandarua 14, Kirinyaga 13, Turkana 13, Kitui 12, Kakamega 12, Kericho 11, Homa Bay 8, Tana River 7, Laikipia 6, Narok 6, Lamu 6, Trans Nzoia 5, Meru 4, Isiolo 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Kwale 2, Migori 2, Marsabit 2, West Pokot 2, Kisumu 1, Siaya 1 and Bungoma 1.

Vaccination

As of August 31, 2021, a total of 2,792,309 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,985,905 while second doses are 806,404.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 40.6 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 2.96 per cent.

 

Edited by CM