COVID UPDATES

Covid positivity rate at 9.7% as 346 test positive

1,404 patients have recovered from the virus, totaling number of recoveries to 222,357

In Summary

• Ten patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 4,720.

• 1,951 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,924 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./MERCY MUMO
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on COVID-19 at Afya house on 28 July 2021./MERCY MUMO

The Ministry of Health on Monday reported 346 new cases of the coronavirus disease from a sample size of 3,553 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate is now at 9.7 per cent.

The total confirmed positive cases are at 235,298, and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,367,077.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday that 1,404 patients have recovered from the virus, 1,327 through the home-based isolation, and care programme, while 77 are from various health facilities.

Total recoveries now stand at 222,357; 180,176 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation programme and 42,181 are from various health facilities.

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

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,720.

Kagwe said 1,951 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,924 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme. 

Another 148 patients are in the ICU, 108 of whom are on ventilatory support and 36 on supplemental oxygen. Four patients are under observation.

Another 833 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 757 of them in general wards and 79 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of cases

Nairobi 201, Nakuru 38, Murang’a 14, Machakos 10, Kiambu 9, Uasin Gishu 9, Kajiado 8, Kitui 7, Mandera 6, Nyandarua 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Embu 4, Garissa 4, Tana River 4, Bungoma 3, Laikipia 3, Makueni 3, Mombasa 3, Siaya 2, Kakamega 2, Vihiga, and 1, West Pokot 1, Meru 1, Kericho 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Nyeri 1, and Taita Taveta 1.

Vaccination

As of August 29, 2021, a total of 2,752,266 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,949,340 while second doses are 802,926.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 41.2 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent. 

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.95 per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 239,461, Others 239,962 Health Workers 133,898, Teachers 122,349 while Security Officers are at 67,256.

 

Edited by CM