COVID-19 updates: 664 more test positive, 170 in ICU

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 25 Jul, 2021 19:03 | 2 mins read
Cholera outbreak. CS Mutahi Kagwe speaks
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO/Courtesy

Kenya on Sunday, July 25 recorded 664 new Covid-19 cases from a sample of 5,432 raising the country's caseload to 197,409.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cumulated tests conducted so far stand at 2,093,014.

The country’s positivity rate has now risen to 12.2 per cent.

Out of the new patients, 378 are male, whereas 286 are female, with the youngest carrier being a three-month-old infant, and the oldest aged 98.

Of the new cases, 31 are foreigners while the rest are Kenyans.

The country's toll has now reached 3,865 after 16 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

The CS confirmed the total recoveries now stand at 185,808 after 201 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 143 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 58 are from various health facilities in the country.

Of the total recoveries, 148,161 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 37,647 are from various hospitals countrywide.

A total of 1,281 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,683 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

One hundred and seventy (170) patients are in the ICU, 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 84 on supplemental oxygen. Fifty-one (51) patients are on observation.

Another 366 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 321 of them in general wards and 45 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).


Kenya has administered 1,672,687 vaccines across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,047,355 while the second doses are 625,332.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 194,891, Others 180,276, Health Workers 110,950, Teachers 89,557 while Security Officers are at 49,658.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 59.7 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.3 per cent.