Kenya records 13.8pc Covid positivity rate as 1,225 test positive

1,225 more people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 8,877 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate stands at 13.8pc. The latest infections bring to 219,938, the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country from 2,247,959 cumulative tests conducted so far since last year in March.

From the cases 1,199 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners; 632 are females while 593 are males. The youngest is an eleven-month-old infant while the oldest is 97 years.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 324, Kiambu 138, Nakuru 112, Nyeri 111, Machakos 66, Murang’a 42, Kilifi 34, Uasin Gishu 31, Kirinyaga 29, Trans Nzoia 28, Kitui 26, Mombasa 25, Kajiado 23, Marsabit 22, Embu 21, Busia 20, Migori 17, Kericho 16, Kisii 16, Garissa 15, Lamu 15, Laikipia 13, Kwale 10, Isiolo 7, Nyandarua 7, Wajir 7, Meru 6, Kakamega 6, Taita Taveta 6, Siaya 6, Nyamira 5, Bomet 4, Kisumu 4, Makueni 3, Baringo 3, Bungoma 2, Vihiga 2, Homa Bay 2 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

Unfortunately, 17 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of April and August 2021.

“This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,319. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones” said Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.

1,318 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,232 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 86 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 202,372 of whom 162,453 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 39,919 are from various health facilities.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (3), 50-59 years (0), 60 years and above (13).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (33), 20-29 (126), 30-39 years (329), 40-49 years (509), 50-59 years (848), 60 years and above (2,417).

A total of 1,933 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 9,809 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

131 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 55 of whom are on ventilatory support and 69 on supplemental oxygen while seven are under observation.

Another 685 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 643 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccinations

2,008,548 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,264,362 while the second doses are 744,186.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 58.9% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.7%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 227,280, Others 220,003, Health Workers 126,097, Teachers 109,944 while Security Officers are at 60,862.

 

 

  

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