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Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate hit at 15.4 per cent in the last 24 hours.

August 3, 2021

By Samuel Ouma

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

Kenya on Tuesday confirmed 1085 new Covid-19 cases bringing the total number of infections to 205,356, and cumulative tests conducted so far are 2,149,379.

The new cases were from 7067 samples analyzed in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 15.4 per cent.

In a statement to the media houses, the Ministry of Health said that the new patients comprised 1049 Kenyans and 36 foreigners aged between one month and 100 years.

In terms of gender, 550 were females and 535 males.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced 25 more deaths raising the death toll to 3995. One of the patients died in the last 24 hours, while 24 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of August, September, October and November 2020 and March, April and July 2021.

Meanwhile, 403 patients have recovered from the disease, with 305 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, while 98 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 190,095, of whom 151,451 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 38,644 are from various health facilities countrywide.

As of Tuesday, a total of 1,540 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,112 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

One hundred ninety patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of whom are on ventilatory support and 94 on supplemental, while 52 patients are under observation.

Another 475 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with437 of them in general wards and 38 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of August 2, 2021, a total of 1,734,013 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,067,615, while the second doses are 666,398.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 62.4%, with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.4%.

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