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Covid-19: 159 in ICU, 16 succumb as 363 test positive in last 24 hours

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Sun,Aug 29 2021 17:13:53 EAT
By MIRERI JUNIOR | Sun,Aug 29 2021 17:13:53 EAT


Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said Kenya has at August 28, 2021, administered 2,742,199 vaccines. [File, Standard]

Kenya on Sunday recorded 363 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 4,594 raising the country's caseload to 234,952.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 7.9 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,363,524.

Out of the new patients, 193 are male, whereas 170 are female, with the youngest carrier being a two-year-old child, and the oldest aged 97.

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Of the new cases, four are foreigners while the rest are Kenyans.


In terms of counties distribution Nairobi leads with 117, Kiambu 36, Nyeri and Uasin Gishu 29 cases, Nakuru 27, Meru 19, Garissa 12, Kajiado, Embu and Machakos 11 cases each, Muranga 10, Mombasa 7, Bungoma 6, Laikipia 5, Kisii 4, Busia, Wajir, Lamu, Migori and Nandi 3 cases each, Kilifi, Kitui and Tharaka Nithi 2 cases each.

Tana River, Tran Nzoia, Vihiga, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kakamega and Kirinyaga a case each.

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll reached 4,710 after 16 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Total recoveries so far stand at 220,953 after 1,247 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 1,114 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 133 are from various health facilities in the country.

Of the total recoveries, 178,849 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 42,104 are from various hospitals countrywide.

A total of 1,967 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while6,959 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

One hundred and fifty-nine (159) patients are in the ICU, 116 of whom are on ventilatory support and 32 on supplemental oxygen. Eleven (11) patients are on observation.

Another 813 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 727 of them in general wards and 86 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).


Kenya has at August 28, 2021, administered 2,742,199 vaccines across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,939,688 while the second doses are 802,511.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 239,808, others 239,377, Health Workers 133,863, Teachers 122,271 while Security Officers are at 67,191.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 41.24 per cent with the majority being males at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.95 per cent.

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