1,205 new cases as 1,242 recover from Covid-19

In Summary

• The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 211,954 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,184,276.

•109 patients are in ICU, 46 of whom are on ventilatory support and 56 on supplemental oxygen. Seven patients are under observation.

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 Saturday recorded 1,205 new cases of Covid-19, from 8,158 samples tested in the last 24 hours with the positivity rate now at 14.8%.

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 211,954 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,184,276.

From the cases 1,175 are Kenyans while 30 are foreigners, with 622 being males and 583 being females.

The youngest is a six-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years.

In terms of recoveries, 1,242 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,069 from the home based isolation and care program while 173 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This now bring the total number of recoveries to 197,029 out of which 157,849 are from home based care and isolation program while 39,180 are from various health facilities.

29 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in April, May, June, July and August 2021.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,117.

A total of 1,650 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 7,771 are under the home based isolation and care program.

109 patients are in ICU, 46 of whom are on ventilatory support and 56 on supplemental oxygen. Seven patients are under observation.

Another 568 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 533 of them in general wards and 35 in High Dependency Units.

As of August 6, a total of 1,793,520 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,097,830 while second doses are 695,690.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 63.4% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.6%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows aged 58 years and above are 214,059, others category are 204,391, health workers are 119,820, teachers are 101,577 while security officers are at55,843.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi leads with 453 cases, Kiambu 92, Nyeri77, Nakuru 70, Murang’a 55, Kajiado 44, Uasin Gishu 38,Machakos 38, Nyandarua 32, Makueni 30, Garissa 28 and Kirinyaga with 27.

Others are Baringo with 26 cases, Kilifi 25, Mombasa 24, Kitui 20, Busia 16, Embu and Meru 14 cases each, Migori 10, Siaya and Kericho with nine each, Narok seven and Nandi six.

Nyamira, Lamu, Kakamega and Taita Taveta have five cases each, Laikipia and Homa Bay with four each, Kisii three and Kisumu two cases.

Counties with one case are Kwale, Mandera, Trans Nzoia, Wajir, Bomet, Bungoma, Elgeyo Marakwet and Isiolo.

Edited by T. Mutinda