Covid-19 positivity rate at 14.2% after 976 new cases

In Summary

• The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 198,935 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,103,997.

• From the cases 939 are Kenyans while 37 are foreigners, with 468 being males and 508 being females.

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

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 976 new cases of Covid-19, from 6,896 samples tested in the last 24 hours with the positivity rate now at 14.2%.

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 198,935 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,103,997.

From the cases 939 are Kenyans while 37 are foreigners, with 468 being males and 508 being females.

The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 99 years.

In terms of recoveries, 969 patients have recovered from the disease with 856 from the home based isolation and care program while 113 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This now bring the total number of recoveries to 187,563 out of which 149,755 are from home based care and isolation program while 37,808 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 10 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of March, June and July 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,882.

A total of 1,276 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,613 are under the home based isolation and care program.

172 patients are in ICU, 37 of whom are on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen. 51 patients are under observation.

Another 395 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 349 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units.

As of July 26, a total of 1,682,899 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,049,847 while second doses are 633,052.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 60.3% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.3%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows aged 58 years and above are 197,142, others category are 182,691, health workers are 111,938, teachers are 90,962 while security officers are at 50,319.