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11 Succumb to Covid-19 as 503 More Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya on Wednesday, 21st July, confirmed 503 new Covid-19 cases from samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the country’s coronavirus caseload to 194,310.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a press statement that the cases were detected in the 4,060 samples tested, raising the total to 2,068,760. The country’s positivity rate is at 12.4 per cent.

Of the new cases, 472 are Kenyans while 31 are foreigners with 251 being males and 252 females. The youngest is a five-month-old infant and the oldest is 89 years old.

Some 11 patients have succumbed to the disease, taking the national death toll to 3,811.

Kagwe said 769 patients were confirmed to have recovered from the disease with 523 are from Home-Based Isolation and Care while 246 from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 183,980.

There are 1,253 patients admitted to various health facilities, while 3,966 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care Program.

Some 140 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support, 78 on supplemental oxygen and 27 patients are under observation.

Another 288 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 255 of them in general wards and 33 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 334, Kilifi 84, Nakuru 21, Kiambu 20, Kajiado six, Machakos and Murang’a five cases each, Siaya and Taita Taveta four cases each, Garissa, Nyeri, Turkana and Uasin Gishu three cases each, Mombasa two cases while Bungoma, Homabay, Nyandarua, Kisumu, Kericho and Makueni recorded one case each.

Vaccination: A total of 1,636,475 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,040,665 while second doses are 595,810.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 57.3 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.2 per cent.

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