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Over 13,000 Kenyans have received second dose of Covid-19 vaccine

A total of 13,194 have been vaccinated with their second dose against Covid-19.

Of these 6,337 are Health Workers, Others 2,575, aged 58 years and above 2,411, Teachers 1,161 while Security Officers 714.

In a statement, today on the Covid-19 situation in the Country, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said so far, a total of 975,835 persons have also received and been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease countrywide with the first dose.

“Of these 295,660 are aged 58 years and above, Others 277,953, Health workers 166,304, Teachers 153,145, while Security Officers 82,773.”, he added.

Meanwhile, the CS confirmed that today 148 people have also tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 2,163 tested in the last 24 hours.

“The positivity rate is now 6.8 per cent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 172,639 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,836,410”, he said.

From the cases, today, Kagwe noted that there are 144 Kenyans while 4 are foreigners. 79 are males and 69 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 87 years.

The CS also confirmed that 631 patients have recovered from the disease, 496 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 135 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“The total recoveries now stand at 118,226 of whom 85,892 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 32,334 are from various health facilities”, he said.

Kagwe noted that unfortunately, 21 people have been reported to succumb to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting Facility Record Audits on diverse dates in the month of April and May and this now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,308.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (1), 20-29 (0), 30-39 years (2), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (4), 60 years and above (13).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (23), 20- 29 (110), 30-39 years (268), 40-49 years (409), 50-59 years (686), 60 years and above (1,758).

Currently, the CS confirmed that a total of 1,147 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,802 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program, 102 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 26 of whom are on ventilatory support and 60 on supplemental oxygen.

“16 patients are under observation. Another 95 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 88 of them in general wards and 7 in High Dependency Units (HDU)”, Kagwe said.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi has recorded 48 cases followed by Homa Bay 46, Mombasa 8, Uasin Gishu 7, Machakos 6, Kisumu 5, Nakuru 4, Kiambu 4, Kilifi 3, Kajiado 2, Marsabit 2, Nandi 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Narok, Trans Nzoia, Kisii, Laikipia, Turkana, Baringo, Bomet, Busia and Embu 1 cases each.

In terms of Sub- County distribution; In Nairobi the 48 cases are from Embakasi West and Westlands (5) cases each, Embakasi North, Kasarani and Starehe (4) cases each, Dagoretti North, Embakasi Central, Mathare and Roysambu (3) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi East, Kamukunji, Langata, Makadara and Ruaraka (2) cases each, Embakasi South and Kibra (1) case each.

In Homa Bay the 46 cases are from Homa Bay Town (24), Karachuonyo (8), Rachuonyo South (5), Rangwe (4), Ndiwa (3), Suba North (2).

In Mombasa the 8 cases are from Jomvu (3), Kisauni and Mvita (2) cases each, Nyali (1). In Uasin Gishu the 7 cases are from Soy (3), Kapseret (2), Kesses and Moiben (1) case each.

In Machakos the 6 cases are from Masinga (3), Athi River, Kalama and Yatta (1) case each. In Kisumu all the 5 cases are from Kisumu Central. In Nakuru the 4 cases are from Naivasha (3), Nakuru East (1).

In Kiambu the 4 cases are from Kiambaa, Kiambu Town, Ruiru and Thika (1) case each. In Kilifi the 3 cases are from Magarini (2), Malindi (1).

The 2 cases in Kajiado are from Kajiado East and Kajiado North (1) case each, the 2 cases in Marsabit are from Saku, the 2 cases in Nandi are from Emgwen and Nandi Hills (1) case each and the 2 cases in Tharaka Nithi are from Tharaka South.

The case in Narok is from Narok North, the case in Trans Nzoia is from Kwanza, the case in Kisii is from Bonchari, the case in Laikipia is from Laikipia East, the case in Turkana is from Turkana Central, the case in Baringo is from Baringo Central, the case in Bomet is from Sotik, the case in Busia is from Butula and the case in Embu is from Manyatta.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (7), 10-19 years (9), 20-29 years (7), 30-39 (32), 40-49 (21) 50-59 (27) 60 years and above (45).

By Wangari Ndirangu   

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