COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 1,546 new Covid cases, 559 recoveries

Thirty-two patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours.

In Summary

• 1,531 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners, with 783 being males and 763 being females.

• The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 114 years.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily briefing on Covid-19 at Afya House on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily briefing on Covid-19 at Afya House on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Kenya on Thursday recorded 1,546 new cases of Covid-19, from 9,752 samples tested in the last 24 hours with the positivity rate now at 15.9%.

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 217,276 and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,228,318.

From the cases 1,531 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners, with 783 being males and 763 being females.

The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 114 years.

In terms of recoveries, 559 patients have recovered from the disease with 439 from the home based isolation and care program while 120 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This now bring the total number of recoveries to 199,998 out of which 160,258 are from home based care and isolation program while 39,740 are from various health facilities.

Thirty-two patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, while 31 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 4,273.

A total of 1,929 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 9,043 are under the home based isolation and care program.

Another 138 patients are in ICU, 64 of whom are on ventilatory support and 67 on supplemental oxygen. Seven patients are under observation.

Another 660 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 618 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units.

As of August 11, a total of 1,922,085 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,192,418 while second doses are 729,667.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 61.2% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.7%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: aged 58 years and above 223,686, others category 215,496, health workers 124,039, teachers 107,209 while security officers are at 59,237.

 

Edited by CM