Kenya  records 467 new cases of Covid-19,as 15 more patients succumb

Kenya records 467 new cases of Covid-19,as 15 more patients succumb

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST JULY,2021-Kenya on Sunday recorded 467 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 203,680, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,217 recording a positivity rate of nine per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,137,572.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 3,946 after another 15 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 1,475 patients currently admitted in various hospitals across the country. Another, 3,987 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of 186 patients are in ICU, out of which 46 are on ventilatory support.

Another 445 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with399 of them in general wards and 46 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

Meanwhile, 195 patients have recovered from the disease with 125from the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program while 70 arefrom various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 189,131 of whom 150,677 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,454 are from various health facilities countrywide


The CS said a total of 1,726,193 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,064,104 while second doses are 662,089.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at62.2 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at45 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.4 per cent,” Kagwe said.

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