BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH JUNE,2021-The Ministry of Health has announced confirmation of 508 new COVID-19 cases in the country from a sample size of 6,664 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of now 7.6%.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Ministry said the total confirmed positive cases now stand at 182,393 with the cumulative tests conducted so far conducted being 1,940,066.
“From the cases 486 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners. 299 are males and 209 females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 105 years,” reads the statement.
The 508 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 116, Siaya 50, Mombasa 44, Busia 43, Kisumu 38, Kakamega 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Nyamira 16, Kilifi 16, Nandi 16, Homa Bay 15, Kajiado 14, Bungoma 14, Vihiga 11, Nakuru 7, Nyeri 7, Laikipia 6, Migori 5, Kiambu 5, Kericho 4, Taita Taveta 4, Garissa 3, Kwale 3, Meru 2, Narok 2, Trans Nzoia 1, Baringo 1, Machakos 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Kisii 1, Kitui 1.
At the same time 18 patients are reported to have succumbed to COVID-19, all of them being late deaths recorded after conducting facility record
audits on diverse dates in the months of March, April and June. The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,574.
Meanwhile, 539 patients have recovered from the disease, 296 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 243 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total recoveries now stand at 124,392 of whom 89,957 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 34,435 are from various health facilities countrywide.
According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 1,037 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,750 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.
There are 101 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 52 on supplemental oxygen. 16 patients are under observation. Another 117 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 108 of them in general wards and 9 in High Dependency Units (HDU)
On the ongoing vaccination exercise, as of June 25, 2021 a total of 1,279,023 vaccines had been administered across the country, out of which the total first doses are 1,001,711 while second doses are 277,312.
“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 27.7% with the majority being males at 56% while females are at 44%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated Is now at 1.06%. The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 81,273, Others 74,129, Health Workers 66,899, Teachers 34,442 while Security Officers are at 20,569,” said the Ministry.