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COVID-19 Update: 1,068 test positive as positivity rate stands at 14.4%

By Collins Osanya On Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 18:04 | 2 mins read
Mutahi Kagwe
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses the press on Thursday, March 12, 2020. PHOTO | SAMUEL KARANJA | PD

The Ministry of Health has announced that 1,068 people have tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours.

According to MoH, the 1,068 tested positive from a sample size of 7,398 bringing the total confirmed positive cases to 201,009.

Cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,116,979 while the positivity rate is now 14.4%.

398 patients have recovered from COVID-19 with 255 from the Home-Based Isolation & Care program & 143 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 188,222; 150,043 are from the Home Based Care & Isolation program, & 38,179 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 15 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. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,910.

1,434 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,918 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 176 patients are in the ICU, 43 of whom are on ventilatory support and 82 on supplemental oxygen. 51 patients are under observation.

463 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 417 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of July 28th 2021, a total of 1,707,734 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,055,341 while second doses are 647,393.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 61.3% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.37%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 200,924, Others 187,567, Health Workers 113,728, Teachers 93,577 while Security Officers are at 51,597.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi had 489, Mombasa 77, Migori 60, Uasin Gishu 57, Kilifi 37, Kiambu 34, Nakuru 33, Kajiado 29, Homa Bay 27, Kirinyaga 26, Busia 21, Murang’a 16, Laikipia 16, Kitui 15, Machakos 12, Nyandarua 11, Kisumu 10, Siaya 9, Baringo 9, Nyeri 9, Marsabit 8, Embu 8, Nandi 8, Kakamega 6, Turkana 6, Garissa 5, Kericho 5, Isiolo 3, Meru 3, Samburu 3, Taita Taveta 3, Vihiga 3, Kisii 2, West Pokot 2, Lamu 2, Mandera 2, Trans Nzoia 1 and Bungoma 1.

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