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Covid-19 cases on the rise as 660 people test positive

The Country has recorded 660 Covid-19 positive cases from a sample size of 6,176 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 10.7 per cent.

The Ministry of Health in a statement, Thursday, said that from the cases 642 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners.

360 are males and 300 females. The youngest is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 102 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 177,282 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,887,636.

In terms of County distribution; Siaya leads with 123 cases, Kisumu 102, Nairobi 78, Busia 68, Homa Bay 49, Mombasa 39, Kilifi 19, Nyamira 18, Kakamega 17, Nakuru 13, Bungoma 13, Nyandarua 12, Bomet 12, Kisii 11, Meru 11, Uasin Gishu 11, Trans Nzoia 9, Vihiga 7, Migori 6, Garissa 5, Turkana 5, Baringo 4, Embu 4, Kiambu 3, Kitui 3, Murang’a 3, Kirinyaga 2, Laikipia 2, Mandera 2, Marsabit 2, Nandi 2, Narok 1, Kwale 1, Nyeri 1, West Pokot 1 and Kajiado 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is; 0-9 years (31), 10-19 years (32), 20-29 years (140), 30-39 (149) 40-49 (128) 50-59 (77) 60 years and above (103).

812 patients have recovered from the disease, 519 from various health facilities countrywide while 293 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care program.

Total recoveries now stand at 122,018 of whom 88,479 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 33,539 are from various health facilities.

“Sadly, six patients have succumbed to the disease with one of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, while the other five are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. The cumulative fatalities now move to 3,434. Our sincere condolences to all those that 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 (0), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (1), 60 years and above (4).

Cumulative deaths by age are; 0-9 years (55), 10-19 years (23), 20- 29 (111), 30-39 years (283), 40-49 years (420), 50-59 years (703), 60 years and above (1,839).

A total of 1,059 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,812 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program. 89 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 13 patients are under observation.

Another 114 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 109 of them in general wards and 5 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

“A total of 1,164,161 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 992,418 while second doses are 171,743. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 17.3 % with the majority being females at 56.4% while males are at 43.6% Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is less than 1%,” read the statement.

The statement further indicates that the uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as Health Workers 48,033, Aged 58 years and above 45,043, Others 47,177, Teachers 19,479 while Security Officers are at 12,011.

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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