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583 More Test Positive as 23 Succumb to Covid-19

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 22nd June, confirmed 583 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 179,876.

The new cases were detected from 6,686 samples tested, taking the country’s cumulative tests to 1,913,782. The country’s positivity rate is at 8.7 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement that from the cases, 561 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners, with 316 males and 267 females. The youngest is a five-month-old baby while the oldest is 101.

Some 85 patients have recovered from the disease, 60 from the home-based and isolation care programme while 25 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 123,050.

The national death toll rose to 3,484, after 23 more patients succumbed to the virus.

Currently, there are 1,098 patients admitted to various health facilities, while 5,669 patients are under home-based isolation and care programme. 

At the same time, 273 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 204 of whom are on ventilatory support, 51 on supplemental oxygen and 18 patients are under observation.

Another 123 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 113 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units.

The cases are spread in the counties as follows: Nairobi 111, Siaya 57, Kisumu 51, Kericho 46, Mombasa 43, Busia 39, Nakuru 25, Nyamira 24, Kakamega 21, Homa Bay 20, Vihiga 19, Trans Nzoia 17, Laikipia 12, Kilifi and Bungoma 11 cases each, Makueni 10, Nandi nine, and Kajiado and Kiambu seven cases each. Bomet, Machakos and Taita-Taveta had five cases each, Kisii, Uasin Gishu and Kwale four cases each, Meru and West Pokot three cases each, Garissa two, while Kirinyaga, Kitui, Migori, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Turkana, Isiolo, and Baringo had one case each.

Vaccination: As of today, a total of 1,190,889 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 996,414 while the second doses are 194,475.

The uptake of the second dose is at 19.5 per cent with the majority being males at 56 per cent while females are at 44 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is at 0.75 per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: health workers 52,916, aged 58 years and above 52,555, others 52,172, teachers 22,535 while security officers are 14,297.

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