COVID-19

204 new cases as 21 succumb to Covid-19

In Summary

• From these cases, 198 are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with 110 being males and 94 being females.

• 101 patients are in ICU, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 53 on supplemental oxygen. 15 patients are on observation.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a media briefing on coronavirus at Afya House in Nairobi on April 4, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a media briefing on coronavirus at Afya House in Nairobi on April 4, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Kenya on Sunday recorded 204 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, from a sample size of 2,971, with the positivity rate now at 6.9%.

From these cases, 198 are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with 110 being males and 94 being females.

Age wise, the youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 89 years old.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 182,597, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,943,037.

In terms of recovery, 44 patients have recovered from the disease, with 33 from the home based and isolation care while 11 are from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 124,436, with 89,990 from home based and isolation care while 34,446 are from various health facilities.

On a sad note, the country has lost 21 patients to the disease in the last 24 hours, all of them being late deaths reports arising after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of May and June.

This now brings the total number of fatalities to 3,595.

A total of 1,051 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,760 patients are on home based isolation and care.

101 patients are in ICU, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 53 on supplemental oxygen. 15 patients are on observation.

Another 114 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 105 of them in general wards and nine are in High Dependency Unit.

As of Saturday, a total of 1,287,776 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,002,499 while second doses are 285,277.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 28.5% with the majority being males at 56% while females are at 44%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is at 1.09%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: health workers 68,067, aged 58 years and above are 83,526, others category are 76,962, teachers are 35,503 while security officers are at 21,219.