COVID

Kenya records 1,085 new Covid cases, 25 deaths

403 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 190,095.

In Summary

• A total of 1,540 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4, 112 are under Home-Based Isolation and Care.

• The youngest is a three-month-old infant and the oldest is 100 years.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

The Ministry of Health has announced 1,085 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 7,067 collected in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Tuesday that the positivity rate was at 15.4 per cent.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 205,356, and the cumulative tests conducted are 2,149,376.

From the cases, 1,04 9 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners. 550 are females while 535 are males.

The youngest is a three-month-old infant and the oldest is 100 years.

Meanwhile, 403 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 190,095.

Kagwe said that 25 people have succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,995.

A total of 1,540 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4, 112 are under Home-Based Isolation and Care.

The CS said that 190 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 44 of whom are on ventilatory support and 94 on supplemental oxygen. Fifty-two patients are under observation.

Another 475 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 437 of them in general wards, and 38 in the High Dependency Unit.

According to the distribution of today’s cases, Nairobi leads with 401, Kiambu 96, Nakuru 90, Machakos 60, Mombasa 56, Nyeri 54, Kilifi 43, Kajiado 38, Uasin Gishu 36, and Murang’a 22.

Turkana 16, Kericho 15, Garissa 15, Laikipia 13, Baringo 11, Nandi 11, Nyamira 10, Trans Nzoia 10, Nyandarua 9, Siaya 8, Kisumu 8, Narok 7, Lamu 7, Taita Taveta 7, Marsabit 7, Embu 6, Kakamega 5, Makueni 5, Migori 5, Kitui 4, Kirinyaga 2, Kisii 2, Meru 2, and Tana River, West Pokot, Vihiga and Kwale had single cases each.

Vaccination

By August 2, the government had administered 1,734,013 vaccines across the country, out of which the first doses are 1,067,615.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 62. 4 per cent, the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent.

The proposition of the adults who are fully vaccinated is 2. 4 per cent.

The uptake of the second dose:

Aged 58 years and above 205,937, others 194,420, health workers 116,136, teachers 96,714, and the security officers 53, 191.