452 test positive for Covid-19 as two succumb

A total of 452 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,876 tested in the last 24 hours, the positivity rate is now 9.3%.

A statement from the Ministry of Health, Friday indicates that from the cases 436are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners. 231 are males and 221 females. The youngest is a one-month-old infant while the oldest is 89 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 187,977 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,006,662.

In terms of County distribution;Nairobi 169, Mombasa 36, Uasin Gishu 27,Busia 27, Makueni 27,Kiambu 26, Kilifi 15, Nakuru 13, Kajiado 13, Kakamega 10, Kisumu 9, Kericho 8, Garissa 8, Siaya 8, Vihiga 7, Kwale 6, Kisii 6, Nyeri 6, Muranga 6, Kirinyaga 5, Bungoma 3, Homa Bay 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Kitui 2, Machakos 1,Marsabit 1, Meru 1, Migori 1, TaitaTaveta 1 Bomet 1, Embu 1, Turkana 1 and West Pokot 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (13), 10-19 years (19), 20-29 years (74), 30-39 (121)40-49 (87) 50-59 (51) 60 years and above (87).

Total recoveries now stand at 177,783 out of which 141,858 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 35,925 are from various health facilities.

“Sadly, 2 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits between June 29th and July 7thJuly 2021 pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,718. Our sincere condolences to all those that have lost their loved ones,” read the statement.

New deaths by age;0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (0), 60 years and above (1).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (56), 10-19 years (26), 20-29 (119), 30-39 years (307), 40-49 years (443), 50-59 years (751), 60 years and above (2,016).

A total of 1,151 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,241 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.  128 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 40 of whom are on ventilatory support and 58 on supplemental oxygen. 30 patients are under observation.

Another 201 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 174 of them in general wards and 27 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

“ As of today, a total of 1,530,551 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,025,427 while second doses are 505,124. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 49.3% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.94%,” added the statement.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Health Workers 97,013, Aged 58 years and above 156,502, others 142,219, Teachers 69,612 while Security Officers are at 39,778.

  

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