BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,31ST ,AUG,2021-The Ministry of Health has recorded another 565 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 4,494 tested in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate is at 12.6 per cent.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that from the cases, 554 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners, and 292 are females while 273 are males.
The CS said on Tuesday in a statement that the youngest patient is an 11-month-old baby while the oldest is 95 years.
The total confirmed positive cases are now 235,863 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,371,571.
Kagwe said that 1,280 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,062 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while 218 are from various health facilities countrywide.
This brings the total recoveries to 223,637 of whom 181,238 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation programme, while 42,399 are from various health facilities countrywide.
Six patients have also succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 4,726.
A total of 1,898 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,037 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme. 160 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 103 of whom are on ventilatory support and 53 on supplemental oxygen. 4 patients are under observation.
Another 807 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 736 of them in general wards and 71 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
Distribution of cases
Nairobi has 157, Kiambu 95, Nakuru 73, Uasin Gishu 35, Murang’a 27, Kisumu 25, Turkana 20, Nyandarua 17, Garissa 14, Narok 12, Kakamega 10, Lamu 10, Kitui 9, Kajiado 8, Makueni 7, Nyeri 7, Marsabit 6, Tharaka Nithi 5, Mombasa 5, Homa Bay 4, Siaya 4, Machakos 3, Meru 3, Baringo 2, Taita Taveta 1, Tana River 1, Bungoma 1, Migori 1, Busia 1, Kisii 1 and Vihiga 1.
As of August 30, a total of 2,773,239 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,968,656 while the second doses are 804,583.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 40.9 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.95 per cent.