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809 people recover from COVID-19

809 people have recovered from the COVID 19 disease, with 703 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 106 are from various health facilities countrywide

Then Total recoveries now stand at 228,083 of whom 185,041 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 43,042 are from various health facilities

In a statement today on the COVID 19 situation in the country, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that unfortunately 8 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in August and September 2021.

“This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,786. Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones”, he said.

The CS noted that today 480 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,668 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 8.5 per cent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 240,172 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,411,720.

“From the cases today 448 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners. 254 males while 226 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 98 years.

In terms of County distribution, Nairobi has recorded 181 cases, Uasin Gishu 42, Nakuru 36, Mombasa 30, Meru 29, Kiambu 29, Baringo 24, Kisii  17, Makueni 15, Kajiado 12, Murang’a 11, Nyeri 8, Machakos 6, Embu 5, Kilifi 5, Kitui 5, Kwale 3, Laikipia 3, Marsabit 3, Nandi 3,  Trans Nzoia 3, Garissa 3, Isiolo 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kirinyaga  1, Kisumu 1 and Migori 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (20), 10-19 years (27), 20-29 years (74), 30-39 (110), 40-49 (91), 50-59 (58), 60 years and above (100).

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (2), 60 years and  above (6).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (36), 20- 29 (133), 30-39 years (356), 40-49 years (561), 50-59 years (929), 60 years and above (2,714).

Currently, Kagwe said that total of 1,829 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,994 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“155 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 91 of whom are on ventilatory support and 54 on supplemental oxygen with 10 patients under observation.

Another 762 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 696 of them in general wards and 66 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

On the vaccination exercises, the CS said that as of yesterday 4th September, 2021, a total of 2,862,528 vaccines were administered across the country and of these total first doses were 2,050,377 while second doses were 812,151.

“The uptake of the  second dose among those who received their first dose was at  39.7 per cent  with the majority being males at 55 per cent  while females were  at 45 per cent and the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 2.98 per cent”, the CS said.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups was as follows:  Aged 58 years and above 241,118, Others 244,122 Health Workers 135,031, Teachers 123,499 while Security Officers were 68,381.

By Wangari Ndirangu

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