COVID-19 UPDATE

Covid positivity rate at 9.9% as 932 new cases recorded

31 succumb to Covid-19.

In Summary

• 1,457 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 218,228.

• 161 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 108 of whom are on ventilatory support and 49 on supplemental oxygen.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya on Friday recorded 932 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 9,424 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that the positivity rate is at 9.9 per cent.

The CS said that from the cases, 909 are Kenyans while 23 are foreigners and that 473 patients are males while 459 are females.

The youngest is an 11-month-old baby while the oldest is 100 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 233,801, and the cumulative tests so far conducted to 2,352,240.

Kagwe said that 1,457 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,309 from the home-based isolation and care programme while 148 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 218,228 of whom 176,349 are from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 41,879 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, 31 patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours, while 30 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of July and August 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,666.

A total of 1,953 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 8,022 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

He added that 161 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 108 of whom are on ventilatory support and 49 on supplemental oxygen.

Four patients are under observation.

Another 699 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 627 of them in general wards and 72 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

VACCINATION

As of August 26, a total of 2,693,039 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,894,240 while second dose are 798,799.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 42.2% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.93%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: aged 58 years and above are 238,595, others category are 238,422, health workers are 133,423, teachers are 121,552 while security officers are at 66,807.