Covid-19 Update: 976 test positive as positivity rate stands at 14.2%

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 27 Jul, 2021 20:00 | 2 mins read

The Ministry of Health has announced that 976 people tested positive for the Corona virus disease in the last 24 hours.

According to MoH, the 976 were tested from a sample size of 6,896. The positivity rate is now 14.2%.

From the new infection cases, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 939 are Kenyans while 37 are foreigners. 468 are males while 508 females The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 99 years.

“Total confirmed positive cases are now 198,935 and cumulative tests so far
conducted are 2,103,997,” Kagwe said.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi had 460, Mombasa 61, Kiambu 48, Makueni 43, Kilifi 39, Uasin Gishu 36, Nakuru 27, Machakos 21, Siaya 19, Murang’a 18, Trans Nzoia 18, Nyandarua 16, Kitui 14, Migori 14, Kericho 13, Kirinyaga 12, Nyeri 12, Kajiado 11, Turkana 10, Kisumu 9, Busia 8, Taita Taveta 8, Embu 7, Garissa 7, Baringo 6, Narok 5, Laikipia 5, Nandi 5, Kakamega 4, Nyamira 4, Kisii 3, Bomet 2, Kwale 2, Mandera 2, Meru 2, Vihiga 1, Wajir 1, West Pokot 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Tana River 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (28), 10-19 years (58), 20-29 years (177), 30-39 (238) 40-49 (181) 50-59 (125) 60 years and above (169).

“Today 969 patients have recovered from the disease with 856 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program while 113 are from various health facilities countrywide,” Kagawe further revealed.

According to the CS, total recoveries now stand at 187,563 out of which 149,755 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 37,808 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Unfortunately, 10 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of March, June and July 2021,” Kagwe added.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,882. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (0), 60 years and above (8).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (28), 20- 29 (121), 30-39 years (317), 40-49 years (461), 50-59 years (777), 60 years and above (2,121).

A total of 1,276 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,613 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

172 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 37 of whom are on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen.

51 patients are under observation. Another 395 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 349 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of July 26th 2021, a total of 1,682,899 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,049,847 while second doses are 633,052.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 60.3% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.3%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 197,142, Others 182,691, Health Workers 111,938, Teachers 90,962 while Security Officers are at 50,319.