Kenya records 531 new Covid-19 cases, 20 deaths

Covid-19 positivity rate Saturday dropped further after 531 people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 8,154 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 6.5pc down from 8.1 pc reported Friday. However, 20 people died pushing the death toll to 3, 671.

“20 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 June and July 2021. Our sincere condolences to all those that have lost their loved ones” said Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.

From the cases, 515 are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners; 274 males and 257 females.

The youngest is a one-year-old while the oldest is 93 years.

“Total confirmed positive cases are now 185,591 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,978,155”, he added.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi leads with 185, Uasin Gishu 43,

Busia 38, Kiambu 30, Siaya 28, Kilifi 28, Nakuru 28, Kisumu 24, Migori 20, Kakamega 14, Nyamira 12, Kericho 12, Homa Bay 9,  Kajiado 6, Laikipia 5, Vihiga 5, Kisii 4, Kwale 4, Taita Taveta 4, Nyandarua 4, Murang’a 4, Baringo 3, Kitui 3, Machakos 3, Meru 3, Turkana 3, Bomet 2, Bungoma 2, Kirinyaga 1, Mombasa 1, Narok 1, Nyeri 1 and West Pokot 1.

276 patients have recovered from the disease, 151 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 125 from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 126,956 out of whom 91,701 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 35,255 are from various health facilities countrywide.

A total of 1,144 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,785 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.

124 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 39 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 34 patients are under observation.

Another 152 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 137 of them in general wards and 15 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

On vaccinations, 1,468,908 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,016,190 while the second doses are 452,718.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 44.6% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is  1.74%.

“The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 140,779, Others 125,572, Health Workers 90,214, Teachers 61,688 while Security Officers are at 34,465” said the CS.


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