15 MORE DEATHS

Only 2.1 per cent fully vaccinated as positivity rate drops to 8%

1,620,465 vaccines have been administered since the exercise began in March

In Summary

•15 patients succumbed to the disease, three of them in the last 24 hours while 12 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the past 3 months.

•As at Sunday, 1,203 patients were admitted in various health facilities countrywide.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
LOW VACCINATION RATE: Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Some 582,391 Kenyans have already received their second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, data from the Health ministry shows.

This means the proportion of those fully vaccinated now stands 2.1 per cent.

Ministry data shows that 1,038,074 people have received their first jab. The government has administered 1,620,465 vaccine jabs since the exercise commenced in March. 

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 56 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Sunday.

A total of 106,218 healthcare workers received both doses of the vaccine. Some 81,758 teachers, 46,320 security officers and 181,546 people aged 58 and above have also gotten their second doses.

The ministry on Sunday said 323 more people tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 3,676 tested in the last 24 hours.

This represents a positivity rate of 8.8 per cent.

For the curve to be said to have flattened, WHO recommends that the positivity rate falls below five per cent consistently for a period of at least two weeks.

“Unfortunately, 15 patients have succumbed to the disease, three of them in the last 24 hours while 12 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of May, June and July 2021,” Kagwe said.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,775.

The CS said 644 patients recovered from the disease with 604 being from the home-based isolation and care programme while 40 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 182,326 out of which 145,742 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation programs, while 36,584 are from various health facilities countrywide.”

As at Sunday, 1,203 patients were admitted in various health facilities countrywide with 4,384 being under the home- based isolation and care programme.

From the data, 132 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit,  40 of whom are on ventilatory support, 63 on supplemental oxygen while 29 patients were under observation.

Another 272 patients were separately on supplemental oxygen with 250 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)