More take up Covid-19 vaccine as positive cases up by 480
HEALTH & SCIENCEBy JAEL MBOGA | Wed,Jul 14 2021 19:26:21 EATBy JAEL MBOGA | Wed,Jul 14 2021 19:26:21 EAT
The proportion of adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19 has increased to two per cent.
This comes as more men compared to women are taking up the vaccine.
A statement from the Health Ministry says some 1,565,344 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.
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Of these, the total first doses are 1,030,853 while the second doses are 534,491. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 51.8 per cent with the majority being men at 55 per cent, while women are at 45 per cent.
Today 480 people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,120 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 9.4 per cent.
Of the cases, 459 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners. The number comprises 245 men and 235 women.
The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years. Kenya’s total confirmed positive cases are now 190,183 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,028,927.
In terms of county distribution; Nairobi led with 178, followed by Nakuru 54, Kiambu 40, Siaya 25, Uasin Gishu 25, Kisumu 20, Nandi 19, Kakamega 14 and Trans Nzoia 12.
The statement from Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 148 patients recovered from the disease with 81 from various health facilities countrywide while 67 are from home-based isolation and care.
Total recoveries now stand at 180,080 out of which 143,700 are from the home-based care and isolation programme, while 36,380 are from various health facilities.
“Five patients have been reported to succumb to the disease. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,737,” Kagwe said.
Some 1,075 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,486 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.
CS Kagwe said 121 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 37 of whom are on ventilatory support and 58 on supplemental oxygen. Twenty-six patients are under observation.
Another 216 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 200 of them in general wards and 16 in High Dependency Units (HDU).