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Kenya COVID-19 Cases Cross 200,000 Mark

From a total of 7,398 people tested in the last 24 hours, 1,068 people tested positive for Covid-19, increasing the positivity rate to 14.4%.

The total number of confirmed positive cases is currently 201,009, with 2,116,979 tests completed so far.

According to a statement released Thursday by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, the cases include Kenyans and 50 involve foreigners.

Males account for 554 of the total, while females account for 514.

The youngest child is eleven months old, while the oldest is 93 years old.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 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

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (27), 10-19 years (56), 20-29 years (199), 30-39 (303) 40-49 (212) 50-59 (131) 60 years and above (140).

398 patients have recovered from the disease with 255 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 143 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 188,222 of whom 150,043 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,179 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Kagwe noted that the country has also lost 15 patients 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.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (1), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (3), 60 years and above (9).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (28), 20-29 (122), 30-39 years (318), 40-49 years (463), 50-59 years (783), 60 years and above (2,139).

Currently, a total of 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 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 43 of whom are on ventilatory support and 82 on supplemental oxygen. 51 patients are under observation.

Another 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, the CS said a total of 1,707,734 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,055,341 while the 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%. 

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.37%.

*This article was written by Gerald Gekara for Uzalendo News.  Email: uzalendonews@gmail.com for News tips and Inquiries.

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