Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate at 9pc,185 new cases recorded

Kenya recorded 185 new Covid-19 cases on Monday from a sample size of 2,047 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the positivity to 9.0 per cent.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country now stands at 186,053 from a total of 1,983,998 cumulative tests conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 171 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners with 112 being male while 73 are female.

The youngest is a five-year-old child while the oldest is 91 years old.

1,186 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,102 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 84 have been discharged from various hospitals countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 128,811 of whom 93,391 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 35,420 are from various health facilities.

15 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the month of June 2021.

This now brings the cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 3,690.

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 (2), 60 years and above (9). Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (56), 10-19 years (26), 20- 29 (118), 30-39 years (305), 40-49 years (442), 50-59 years (745), 60 years and above (1,998).

A total of 1,151 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,426 patients are under the Home Based Isolation and Care program.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 119 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 47 on supplemental oxygen. 39 patients are under observation.

Another 182 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 161 of them in general wards and 21 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 94, Bungoma 25, Mombasa 16, Machakos 11, Kakamega 7, Tana River 5, Kilifi 5, 2 Kiambu 4, Homa Bay 3, Kajiado 3, Nakuru 3, Murang’a 2, Kericho 2, Kisii 1, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Meru 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

In terms of Sub County distribution; the 94 cases in Nairobi are from Embakasi East, Embakasi West and Ruaraka (9) cases each, Makadara and Roysambu (7) cases each, Dagoretti South, Mathare and Starehe (6) cases each, Kamukunji and Westlands (5) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Kasarani and Langata (4) cases each, Embakasi South, Embakasi North and Kibra (3) cases each.

In Bungoma the 25 cases are from Kimilili (10), Mt. Elgon (5), Webuye East and Webuye West (4) cases each, Kabuchai and Tongaren (1) case each.

In Mombasa the 16 cases are from Mvita (7), Kisauni (3), Changamwe and Nyali (2) cases each, Jomvu and Likoni (1) case each.

In Machakos, the 11 cases are from Matungulu (4), Masinga and Yatta (2) cases each, Athi River, Kalama and Kangundo (1) case each.

In Kakamega, all the 7 cases are from Lurambi.

In Tana River, all the 5 cases are from Galole, while in Kilifi the 5 cases are from Malindi (3), Kaloleni and Kilifi North (1) case each.

In Kiambu the 4 cases are from Kiambaa (2), Limuru and Ruiru (1) case each. 3 The 3 cases in Homa Bay are from Karachuonyo (2), Rangwe (1), the 3 cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado North (2), Kajiado East (1) while the 3 cases in Nakuru are from Nakuru East. The 2 cases in Murang’a are from Kangema and Mathioya (1) case each, the 2 cases in Kericho are from Kipkelion East.

The case in Kisii is from Nyaribari Chache, the case in Kwale is from Msambweni, the case in Makueni is from Kaiti, the case in Meru is from Imenti South and the case in Tharaka Nithi is from Mwimbi.

Vaccination

As of Monday, a total of 1,477,916 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,018,143 while the second doses are 459,773.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 45.2% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.77%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 142,676, others 128,004, health workers 90,954, teachers 62,724 while security officers are at 35,415.

  

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