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One Succumbs as Covid-19 Cases Hit 188,754

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Sunday, 11th July, announced 241 new Covid-19 cases and one death, raising the country’s caseload to 188,754.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 2,961 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 2,015,659 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 8.1 per cent.

From the new cases, 222 are Kenyans while 19 are foreigners with 144 males and 97 females. The youngest is a six-month-old child, and the oldest is 93.

One patient succumbed to the deadly virus, bringing the death toll to 3,722.

Some 1,401 patients recovered, with 1,380 discharged from the home-based care programme and 21 from various hospitals countrywide, The total number of recoveries is 179,520.

There are 1,092 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide and 4,077 in the home-based isolation and care scheme.

Some 115 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 37 of whom are on ventilatory support, 58 on supplemental oxygen and 20 patients are under observation.

Another 209 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 185 in general wards and 24 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Distribution of Cases in Counties:

Nairobi registered 165 cases, Kiambu 16, Nyeri 11, Nakuru 10, Murang’a six, Mombasa five, Kajiado and Siaya four cases each, Homa Bay, Kisii, Kwale and Machakos, three cases each, Kilifi and Meru two cases each while Narok, Taita- Taveta, Uasin Gishu, and Bomet, registered one case each.

Vaccination: As of today, a total of 1,539,087 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,026,960 while the second jabs are 512,127.

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