1,571 people tests positive for Covid, 32 deaths reported

4,497 people have recovered from the virus, totaling number of recoveries to 195,685.

In Summary

• The youngest patient is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 103.

• The positivity rate is now 17.3 per cent.

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

The Ministry of Health has reported 1,571 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 9,065 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 17.3 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Thursday that 1,538 are Kenyans, and 33 are foreigners.

The CS said that from the cases, 846 are males while 725 are females.

The youngest patient is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 103.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 208,262, and the cumulative tests conducted are 2,166,046.

Kagwe said that 4,497 people have recovered from the virus with 4,335 from Home-Based Isolation and Care while 162 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 195,685.

The CS has also said that 32 people have succumbed to the virus, totaling the number of fatalities to 4,057.

A total of 1,618 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,187 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Kagwe added that 112 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 43 of whom are ventilatory support and 61 on supplemental oxygen. Eight patients are under observation.

Another 545 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, 513 of them being in general wards and 32 in High Dependency Unit.

County Distribution

Nairobi leads with 605 cases, Kiambu 187, Mombasa 101, Nakuru 82, Nyeri 77, Kilifi 51, Kirinyaga 50, Uasin Gishu 43, Kajiado 39, Busia 53, Nyandarua 34, Murang’a 33, Homa Bay 27, and Makueni 25.

Garissa 18, Meru 17, Embu 15, Machakos 13, Laikipia 10, Kericho 10, Baringo 9, Turkana 7, Bomet 7, Kitui 6, Bungoma 6, Siaya 6, Kisumu 5, Narok 4, Taita Taveta 4, Isiolo 3, Kakamega 3, Migori 3, Nandi 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, West Pokot 2, and Elgeyo Marakwet, Kisii, Tana River, and Kwale recorded single cases each.

Vaccination

A total of 1,750,260 people had been vaccinated by August 4 across the country.

Out of this, 1,075,808 people have received their first doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 62.7 per cent, with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are 55 per cent.