Kenya records 619 new Covid-19 cases, 31 deaths

Kenya records 619 new Covid-19 cases, 31 deaths

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,23RD AUG,2021-Kenya on Monday recorded 619 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s case load to 229,628 , Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 4,647 recording a positivity rate of 13.3 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,316,674.

From the cases 606 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners, with 311 being females while 308 are males.

The youngest is a three-year-old baby while the oldest is 93 years.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 4,528.after another 31 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 2,004 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 8,292 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

170 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 99 of whom are on ventilatory support and 71 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 804 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 741 of them in general wards and 63 in High Dependency Units.

Meanwhile, 1,437 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,318 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 119 from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 213,473 of whom 172,252 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 41,221 are from various health facilities countrywide

As of August 22, a total of 2,412,209 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses were 1,631,022 while second doses were 781,187.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 47.9% with the majority being males at 55% while females were at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 2.9%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows, aged 58 years and above are 235,064, others category are 232,357, health workers are 130,862, teachers are 117,979 while security officers are 64,925.

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