566 new Covid-19 cases in Kenya as positivity rate stands 10.6%

Kenya case load stands at 187,525

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during interview with CNN's Larry Madowo

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Thursday reported 566 new Covid-19 infections in Kenya, detected from a sample size of 5,344 tested in the last 24 hours.

CS Kagwe noted that the country's case load now stands at 187,525.

Distribution by county was: Nairobi has recorded 200 new cases, Kericho 64, Mombasa 37, Kiambu 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Siaya 26, Nakuru 24, Busia 24, Kilifi 22, Nyamira 12, Vihiga 12, Nandi 11, Kisumu 10, Nyeri 9, Homa Bay 7, Garissa 5, Machakos 5, Baringo 4, Bungoma 4, Kirinyaga 3, Meru 3, Kwale 3, Narok 3, Bomet 2, Kajiado 2, Kakamega 2, Migori 2, Murang’a 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Turkana 1, Laikipia 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Embu 1 and Nyandarua 1.

A total of 1,136 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 4,825 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.

One hundred and sixteen patients are in the ICU, 30 of whom are on ventilatory support and 57 on supplemental oxygen and 29 patients are under observation.

A hundred and eighty-five patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 159 of them in general wards and 26 in High Dependency Units.

Deaths and Recoveries

The Ministry reported 1,934 new recoveries from Covid-19, 1,693 from the Home Based & Isolation Care program while 241 were from various health facilities.

Total recoveries are now 176,456 of whom 140,586 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 35,870 are from various health facilities.

Eleven patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, while 10 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of March, April, June and July 2021.

The latest numbers push the cumulative fatalities to 3,716.

Vaccination

As of Thursday 1,524,555 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,024,244 while second doses are 500,311.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 48.8% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.92%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Health Workers 96,387, Aged 58 years and above 155,203, Others 140,538, Teachers 68,892 while Security Officers are at 39,291.

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