COVID-19

20 cases of Covid reported as positivity rate drops to 0.6%

Seven patients succumbed to the virus, pushing cumulative fatalities to 5,312.

In Summary

• Health CS Kagwe said 57 patients have recovered from the disease with 56 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while one is from a health facility.

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 45.5 per cent. 

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 country has recorded twenty cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 3,444 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate now stands at 0.6 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Sunday in a statement that from the new cases, 19 are Kenyans and one is a foreigner. Thirteen are males while seven are females.

The youngest is an 18-year-old while the oldest is 92 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 253,833 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,738,700.

From the cases, Nairobi recorded 8, Kajiado 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Busia 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kakamega 1, Kiambu 1, Lamu 1, Murang’a 1 and Nakuru 1.

The CS said that 57 patients have recovered from the disease with 56 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while one is from a health facility.

Total recoveries now stand at 247,300 of whom 199,775 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,525 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Seven people have succumbed to the disease all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of October 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,312.

A total of 419 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,111 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Thirty-six patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

 Another 119 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 117 of them in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

By November, a total of 5,624,230 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,787,211 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,837,019.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 45.5 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was6.7 per cent.

the CS said the government is working towards vaccinating a targetedpopulation of 27,246,033.