Kenya records 1,258 new COVID19 cases as 36 more patients succumb

Kenya records 1,258 new COVID19 cases as 36 more patients succumb

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH AUG,2021-The Ministry of Health has reported 1,258 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 9,868 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Wednesday in a statement that the positivity rate is at 12.7 per cent.

The CS said that from the cases, 1,203 are Kenyans while 55 are foreigners and that 647 patients are females while 611 are males.

The youngest is a six-month-old baby while the oldest is 98 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases in the country to 232,052, and the cumulative tests so far conducted to 2,336,466.

Kagwe said that 753 patients have recovered from the disease with 530 from the home-based isolation and care programme while 223 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 216,127 of whom 174,481 are from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 41,646 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Meanwhile, 36 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of July and August 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 4,600.

A total of 1,941 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 8,126 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

He added that 153 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 124 of whom are on ventilatory support and 29 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 688 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 624 of them in general wards and 64 in High Dependency Units.

VACCINATION

First doses administered on August 24 were 64,353 while second doses were 3,494.

Cumulatively, 2,585,664 vaccines have so far been administered across the country as of August 24.

Of these, total first doses are 1,794,369 while second doses are 791,295.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 44.1% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.9 per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: aged 58 years and above are 237,050, others category are 235,686, health workers are 132,353, teachers are 120,152 while security officers are at 66,054

 

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