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No Covid-related death in the last 24 hours, Ministry reports

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy WINFREY OWINO | Mon,Aug 23 2021 18:38:13 EAT
By WINFREY OWINO | Mon,Aug 23 2021 18:38:13 EAT


Ministry of Health reports 31 more deaths, none of which occurred in the last 24 hours. [File, Standard]

There was no Covid-19 related death in the country in the past 24 hours, Ministry of Health reports.

However, the Ministry has reported an additional 31 Covid-19 related fatalities in its daily Covid-19 briefing, adding none of them occurred in the last 24 hours.

This brings the country’s total fatalities to 4,528.

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“All (31 deaths) are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in July and August 2021, “Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

This comes at a time when the Health Ministry reports 619 more Covid-19 patients after testing 4, 647 samples in the last 24 hours, the daily positivity rate is 13.3 per cent.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 229,628.

Nairobi County still reports a majority of the new cases at 247 today, followed distantly by its neighbour Kiambu County with 166.

Nakuru reported 30 more cases, Kilifi and Uasin Gishu 29, Kitui 23 as the other counties had less than 15 new infections each.

1,437 patients have recovered from the virus: 1,318 from home-based care and 119 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 213,473.

2,004 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 8,292 are under the home-based care program with 170 other patients battling the virus in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Ministry of Health also reports that as of Sunday, August 22, some 2,412,209 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses were 1,631,022 while the second doses were 781,187.

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