COVID

218 test positive for Covid as 4 million vaccinated - CS Kagwe

Country's positivity rate is at 3.4 per cent.

In Summary

• Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 218 people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 6,350 tested in the last 24 hours.

• Three more patients have succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,178.

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

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said that the country is on course of administering 5.8 million vaccines across the country by October 20, 2021.

The CS said on Thursday in his daily statement on the updates of the Covid-19 in the country that as of Wednesday, a total of 4,048,667 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,057,307 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 991,360.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 31.1 per cent. The CS said that the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.6 per cent.

“The Ministry of Health has for the last few weeks embarked on a series of vaccination campaigns that target to vaccinate over 10 million Kenyans by the end of December 2021, in order for the country to achieve herd immunity. I am urging those yet to be vaccinated to turn out and get the jab as there are enough vaccines in the country,” Kagwe said.

Kagwe said that 218 people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 6,350 tested in the last 24 hours.

He said the positivity rate is now at 3.4 per cent.

From the cases, 208 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners. 135 males while 83 are females.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 101 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 250,728 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,592,610.

Distribution of cases

The CS said that Nairobi leads with 44 cases, Kakamega 19, Kericho 16, Nakuru 16, Migori 13, Uasin Gishu 13, Kisii 11, Turkana 10, Marsabit 9, Kiambu 6, Embu 5, Garissa 5, West Pokot 5, Isiolo 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Busia 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Laikipia 3, Machakos 3, Makueni 3, Murang’a 3, Kitui 2, Meru 2, Mombasa 2, Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 2, Bungoma 2, Kilifi 2, Bomet 1, Homa Bay 1, Kajiado 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kisumu 1 and Siaya 1.

Fifty-one patients have recovered from the disease with 21 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 30 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This brings the total recoveries now stand at 243,337 of whom 196,709 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 46,628 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, three more patients have succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,178.

A total of 850 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,891 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Fifty patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 34 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 282 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 274 of them in general wards and 8 in High Dependency Units (HDU).