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456 people test positive for Covid-19 as seven others succumb

456 people have tested positive for the corona virus disease from a sample size of 5,626 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 8.1 per cent.

In a statement to newsrooms, Tuesday, the Ministry of Health announced that from the cases, 424 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners. 266 are males and 190 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 92 years old. Total confirmed positive cases are now 176,137 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,876,105.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi recorded 116 cases, Kisumu 66, Busia 42, Siaya 30, Mombasa 28, Kilifi 26, Homa Bay 22, Bomet 18, Kakamega 18, Nyamira 12, Nakuru 10, Uasin Gishu 9, Trans Nzoia 9, Kisii 6, Meru 6, Kericho 5, Vihiga 5, Elgeyo Marakwet 4, Kiambu 3, Bungoma 2, Garissa 2, Turkana 2, Kajiado 2, Laikipia 2, Machakos 2, Makueni 1, Murang’a 1, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Taita Taveta 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Migori 1, Embu 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is; 0-9 years (31), 10-19 years (25), 20-29 years (81), 30-39 (110), 40-49 (78), 50- 59 (60), 60 years and above (71).

535 patients have recovered from the disease, 439 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 96 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 120,894 of whom 87,967 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 32,927 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Unfortunately, 7 people have succumbed to the disease, one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours while 6 are late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the month of June. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,428. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones,” read the statement.

New deaths by age are; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (0), 60 years and above (6).

Cumulative deaths by age are; 0-9 years (55), 10-19 years (23), 20- 29 (111), 30-39 years (283), 40-49 years (419), 50-59 years (702), 60 years and above (1,835).

A total of 975 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,716 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 100 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 29 of whom are on ventilatory support and 59 on supplemental oxygen. 12 patients are under observation.

Another 110 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 105 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

On matters vaccination, the statement indicates that of yesterday, a total of 1,138,748 vaccines have so far been administered across the Country. Of these, total first doses are 989,422 while second doses are 149,326.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 15.0 per cent with the majority being males at 56.4 per cent while females are at 43.6 per cent proportion of adults fully vaccinated is less than one (1) per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is; Health Workers 42,945, Others 40,812, aged 58 years and above 38,868, Teachers 16,278 while Security Officers are at 10,423.

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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