VIRUS NUMBERS

Kenya records 945 new Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths

This represents a positivity rate of 13.0 per cent.

In Summary

• The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 201,954 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,124,274.

• Sixteen patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of March, April, June and July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,926.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on COVID-19 at Afya house on 28 July 2021./MERCY MUMO
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on COVID-19 at Afya house on 28 July 2021./MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Friday recorded 945 new cases of Covid-19 from 7,295 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This represents a positivity rate of 13.0 per cent.

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 201,954 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,124,274.

Of the cases, 910 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners, with 481 being males and 464 being females.

The youngest is an eleven-month-old baby while the oldest is 100 years.

In terms of recoveries, 216 patients have recovered from the disease with 152 from the home-based isolation and care program while 64 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This now brings the total number of recoveries to 188,438 out of which 150,195 are from home-based care and isolation programs while 38,243 are from various health facilities.

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

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,926.

A total of 1,432 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,975 are under the home-based isolation and care program.

175 patients are in ICU, 41 of whom are on ventilatory support and 82 on supplemental oxygen. 52 patients are under observation.

Another 446 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 400 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units.

As of July 29, a total of 1,712,550 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,058,280 while the second doses are 654,270.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 61.8% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.40%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows aged 58 years and above are 202,820, others category are 189,907, health workers are 114,592, teachers are 94,766 while security officers are at52,185.