POSITIVITY RATE AT 11.8%

Kenya loses 28 patients to Covid as 1,478 recover

788 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded from a sample size of 6,690.

In Summary

• From the new cases, 768 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners, with 399 patients being females and 389 are males.

• 162 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 114 of whom are on ventilatory support and 37 on supplemental oxygen.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Kenya on Friday recorded 788 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 6,690 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that the positivity rate is at 11.8%.

The CS said that from the cases, 768 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners and that 399 patients are females while 389 are males.

The youngest is a 14-day-old infant while the oldest is 110 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 234,589, and the cumulative tests so far conducted to 2,358,930.

Kagwe said that 1,478 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,386 from the home-based isolation and care programme while 92 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 219,706 of whom 177,735 are from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 41,971 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, 28 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in August 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,294.

A total of 1,959 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 7,442 are under the home-based isolation and care program.

He added that 162 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 114 of whom are on ventilatory support and 37 on supplemental oxygen.

11 patients are under observation.

Another 765 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 713 of them in general wards and 52 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

VACCINATION

As of August 27, a total of 2,726,932 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,925,446 while second doses are 801,486.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 41.6% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at45%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.94%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: aged 58 years and above are at 239,198, others category are 239,355, health workers are 133,769, teachers are 122,105, while security officers are at 67,059.