Country’s positivity rate at 4.9% as 69 new cases reported

Six patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing fatalities to 5,102.

In Summary

• 505 patients have recovered from the disease with 466 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 39 are from various health facilities countrywide.

• The total confirmed positive cases are now 248,461 and cumulative tests are 2,534,881.

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 has reported that 69 people have tested positive coronavirus from a sample size of 1,414 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the country’s positivity rate is now at 4.9 per cent.

From the cases, all of them are Kenyans, of which 35 females while 34 are males.

The youngest is a 14-year-old youth while the oldest is 89 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 248,461 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,534,881.

The CS said in a statement on Sunday that 505 patients have recovered from the disease with 466 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 39 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This brings the total recoveries to 240,235 of whom 194,278 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 45,957 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Six more patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,102.

A total of 1,209 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 2,633 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Also, 87 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 49 of whom are on ventilatory support and 38 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 387 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 368 of them in general wards and 19 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of cases

Nairobi 24, Meru 12, Nakuru 4, Murang’a 3, Makueni 3, Taita Taveta 3, Kakamega 2, Mombasa 2, Kiambu 2, Nyeri 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Isiolo 2, West Pokot 1, Baringo 1, Embu 1, Turkana 1, Kajiado 1, Garissa 1, Homa Bay 1 and Machakos 1.

Vaccination

Kagwe said that as of September 25, 2021, a total of 3,613,357 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses were 2,724,742 while second doses were 888,615.

 The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 32.6 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.3 per cent.