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323 Test Positive For Covid-19 as 15 More Succumb

by Zablon Ondari
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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced 323 new Covid-19 cases from 3,676 samples tested in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 192,758.

This brings to 2,053,912, the cumulative number of samples tested so far. The country’s positivity rate stands at 8.8 per cent.

In a statement issued on Sunday, 18th July, Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 298 are Kenyans, while 25 are foreigners, with 180 being males and 143 females. The youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 90.

Kagwe said 644 patients had recovered from the disease, 604 from the home-based and isolation care programme, and 40 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 182,326.

The Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,775 as 15 more patients succumbed.

Meanwhile, 1,203 patients have been admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,384 patients are in home-based isolation and care.

Some 132 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 40 of whom are on ventilatory support, 63 on supplemental oxygen and 29 patients are on observation.

Another 272 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 250 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of today, a total of 1,620,465 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,038,074 while second doses are 582,391.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 56 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.1 per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 181,546, others 166,549, health workers 106,218, teachers 81,758 while security officers are 46,320.

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