Two people succumb to Covid-19,50 people test positive

Two people succumb to Covid-19,50 people test positive

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH JULY,2022-Two people have succumbed to Covid-19. In a statement by the Ministry of Health, the two cases are late deaths reported after facility record audits conducted in the month of July 2022.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities which had remained constant to 5,672 with those above 60 years accounting for the highest percentage.

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (62), 10-19 years (44), 2029 (151), 30-39 years (411), 40-49 years (652), 50-59 years (1,031), 60 years and above (3,321).

“Our sincere condolences to the families and friends that have lost their loved ones,” said the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate remains at 2.7pc after 50 people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 1,869 tested in the last 24 hours.

43 Kenyans contracted the virus while the rest are foreigners; 26 females while 24 are males.

The youngest is a 2-year-old while the oldest is 82 years old pushing the national caseload to 337,389 since the first case was reported in March 2020 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,812,509.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi leads with 23, Trans Nzoia 7, Kilifi 5, Siaya 3, Garissa 2, Kirinyaga 2, Machakos 2, Embu, Isiolo, Kisumu, Kitui, Laikipia and Mombasa 1 case each.

Total recoveries rose to 331,020 of whom 277,487 are from the HomeBased Care and Isolation program, while 53,533 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“110 patients have recovered from the disease, 108 from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program while 2 are from various health facilities countrywide,” said Kagwe.

50 patients are currently hospitalised while 647 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Another eight are in the General Wards on supplemental oxygen. No patient is receiving critical care in ICU or HDU.

Vaccination campaign

As of July 25th 2022, a total of 19,658,988 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 17,158,509 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).

Another 1,651,984 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 101,456 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 747,039 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 127,509 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 40,686.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 33pc. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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