Covid-19 Update: 1,085 people test positive as positivity rate stands at 15.4%

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 3 Aug, 2021 18:20 | 2 mins read
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe [PHOTO | K24 DIGITAL]

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that 1,085 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

In an update to newsrooms on Tuesday, August 3, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the 1,085 were tested from a sample size of 7,067 as the positivity rate stands at 15.4%.

"From the cases 1,049 are Kenyans while 36 are foreigners. 550 females while 535 are males. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years," CS Kagwe said.

Total confirmed positive cases, according to MOH are now 205,356 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,149,376.

As of today, 403 patients recovered from the disease with 305 coming from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 98 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 190,095 of whom 151,451 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,644 are from various health facilities countrywide.

"Sadly, 25 patients have succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours while 24 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of August, September, October and November 2020 and March, April and July 2021," MOH said in the update.

"This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,995. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones," CS Kagwe said.

1,540 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,112 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 190 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of whom are on ventilatory support and 94 on supplemental oxygen.

52 patients are under observation. Another 475 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 437 of them admitted in general wards and 38 in High Dependency Units

As of August 2nd 2021, CS Kagwe said that a total of 1,734,013 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,067,615 while second doses are 666,398.

The uptake of 7 the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 62.4% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.4%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 205,937, Others 194,420, Health Workers 116,136, Teachers 96,714 while Security Officers are at 53,191.