COVID

1,166 new Covid cases, 36 deaths reported

On Monday, 72,760 people received their first doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

In Summary

• On Monday, the ministry administered 72,760fFirst doses while second doses were 3,826.

• 1,901 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 215,374.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

The Ministry of Health has reported 1,166 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 9,924 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Tuesday in a statement that the positivity rate is at 11.8 per cent.

The CS said that from the cases, 1,144 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners and that 616 patients are females while 550 are males.

The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 108 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 230,794, and the cumulative tests so far conducted to 2,326,598.

Kagwe said that 1,901 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,699 from the home-based isolation and care programme while 202 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 215,374 of whom 173,951 are from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 41,423 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, 36 patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours while 35 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of April, May June, July, and August 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,564.

The CS added that 1,901 patients have recovered from the disease, pushing the number of recoveries to 215,374.

A total of 2,013 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 7,677 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

He added that 156 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 84 of whom are on ventilatory support and 72 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 757 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 695 of them in general wards and 62 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of cases

Nairobi has 347, Kiambu 208, Kajiado 66, Nakuru 55, Migori 39, Murang’a 37, Machakos 32, Kitui 32, Nandi 31, Garissa 30, Mombasa 30, Busia 25, Nyandarua 24, Makueni 22, Nyeri 21, Baringo 17, Trans Nzoia 16, Uasin Gishu 15, Embu 15, Kisii 14, Kakamega 12, Kericho 11, and Narok 10.

Meru has 9, Laikipia 6, Kisumu 5, Siaya 5, Bungoma 5, Kilifi 4, Bomet 3, Mandera 3, Marsabit 3, Samburu 3, Turkana 2, Lamu 2, Homa Bay 2, Kirinyaga 1, Tana River 1, Wajir 1, West Pokot 1, and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.

Vaccination

On Monday, the ministry administered 72,76 0f first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, while the second doses were 3,826.

The CS said that cumulatively, 2,501,198 vaccines have so far been administered across the country as of August 23, 2021.