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Covid-19 Cases Hit 179,293 After 218 People Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 218 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, increasing the national tally to 179,293.

The cases were from the 2,577 samples tested. This brings to 1,907,096 the cumulative number of samples tested. The country’s positivity rate stands at 8.5 per cent.

In a statement issued on Monday, 21st June, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that 206 of the new cases are Kenyans and 12 are foreigners.

The latest infections include 117 males and 101 females, while the youngest is a seven-month-old infant and the oldest 85.

The national death toll rose to 3,461, after five more patients succumbed to the virus.

CS Kagwe said 343 patients had recovered from the disease, with 69 from various health facilities across the country and 274 from home-based care and isolation programme. The total number of recoveries now stands at 122,965.

There are 1,074 patients admitted to various health facilities across the country while 5,638 patients under the home-based isolation and care programme.

Some 103 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 33 of whom are on ventilatory support, 51 on supplemental oxygen while 19 patients are under observation.

Another 118 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 108 of them in general wards and 10 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Nairobi 119, Siaya 26, Kisii 20, Uasin Gishu 15, Homa Bay 10, Nakuru six, Kajiado and Kakamega four cases each, Makueni and Nyandarua two cases each, while Migori, Mombasa, Nandi, Vihiga, Bomet, Kericho, Kiambu, Kisumu, Laikipia, and Machakos had one case each.

Vaccination: A total of 1,187,663 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 995,570 while second doses are 192,093.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 19.3 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 0.74 per cent.

The second dose administered to priority groups is as follows: Health workers 52,830, aged 58 and above 52,041, others 51,463, teachers 22,189 while security officers are at 14,020.

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