24 deaths reported as Kenya's Covid-19 total rises to 204,271

591 new Covid-19 cases

A medical officer takes a sample for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the laboratory of Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) where they have capacity to test 384 samples per day in Kisumu, western Kenya, on April 23, 2020. - KEMRI (Photo by Brian ONGORO / AFP) (Photo by BRIAN ONGORO/AFP via Getty Images)

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Monday reported 591 new Covid-19 infections in Kenya, detected from a sample size of 4,737 tested in the last 24 hours.

CS Kagwe noted that the country's case load now stands at 204,271.

The positivity rate is now 12.5% with cumulative tests so far conducted at 2,142,309.

Distribution by county was: Nairobi 422, Mombasa 34, Kiambu 19, Uasin Gishu 17, Garissa 14, Murang’a 10, Kirinyaga and Nyeri with 9 cases each, Busia 7, Narok 6, Kajiado, Laikipia, Machakos and Kakamega with 4 cases each, Baringo, Mandera, Embu, Nakuru and Nyandarua with 3 cases each, Siaya and Kisii with 2 cases each, Homa Bay, Kericho, Kilifi, Kitui, Meru, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot with one case each.

A total of 1,483 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 4,021 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.

One hundred and eighty-nine patients are in the ICU, 45 of whom are on ventilatory support and 93 on supplemental oxygen with 51 patients under observation.

Four hundred and sixty-one patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 419 of them in general wards and 42 in High Dependency Units.

Deaths and Recoveries

The Ministry reported 561 new recoveries from Covid-19, 469 from the Home Based & Isolation Care program while 92 were from various health facilities.

Total recoveries are now 189,690 of whom 151,146 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,546 are from various health facilities.

Twenty-four 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 May, June and July 2021. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,970.

Vaccination

As of Thursday 2,143,100 vaccines had been received in the country.

Of these, 1,726,937 vaccinations had administered across the country. Total first doses being 1,064,500 while second doses are 662,437.

The Ministry of Health has reported a total of 2.4% proportion of adults who have been fully vaccinated and 62.2% uptake of the second dose.

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