COVID-19

Kenya records 1,974 new cases of Covid

Cumulative Covid-19 related deaths stand at 4,241.

In Summary

•Total recoveries rose to 199,439 after 653 patients recovered from the disease with 546 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 107 are from various health facilities countrywide.

•A total of 1,813 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 8,193 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

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

The Ministry of Health has announced 1,974 new cases of Covid-19 from 13,407 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings total infections in country to 215,439 and the positivity rate to 14.7%.

From the cases 1,050 are females while 924 are males.

Total recoveries rose to 199,439 after 653 patients recovered from the disease with 546 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 107 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Another 30 fatalities have been recorded, one having occurred in the last 24 hours and 29 being late death reports from facility record audits in March, July and August 2021.

Cumulative Covid-19 related deaths stand at 4,241.

A total of 1,813 patients are currently admitted in various hospitals countrywide, while 8,193 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

An additional 138 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 64 of whom are on ventilatory support and 67 on supplemental oxygen.

Seven others are under observation.

Another 624 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, 587 of them in general wards and 37 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed in the counties as follows; Nairobi 700, Mombasa 147, Kiambu 139, Nyeri 128, Nakuru 116, Machakos 87, Nyandarua 62, Kirinyaga 47, Kilifi 41, Busia and Kajiado 39 each, Murang’a 35, Nandi 34, Kericho 30, Baringo 28, Kitui 27, Garissa and Laikipia 26 each, Taita Taveta 25, while Uasin Gishu and Meru recorded 24 cases each.

Marsabit 19, Kwale 15, Kakamega 13, Lamu 12, Narok and Embu 11 cases each, Migori 10, Tana River and Bungoma 8 each, Kisii 6, Isiolo and Mandera 5 each, Kisumu, Makueni and Siaya 4 cases each, Bomet and Homa Bay 3 each, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet and Samburu 2 cases, while Trans Nzoia, Turkana and Vihiga recorded a case each.

 

Edited by CM