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Covid-19 infections up by 788

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy BETTY NJERU | Sat,Aug 28 2021 18:55:21 EAT
By BETTY NJERU | Sat,Aug 28 2021 18:55:21 EAT

Some seven hundred and eighty-eight people have tested for the coronavirus today, from 6,690 samples conducted in the last 24 hours.

Kenya’s positivity rate is now 11.8 per cent, with 234,589 total confirmed cases and 2, 358,930 cumulative tests conducted since the onset of the disease last year.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe (pictured) announced that another 1,478 patients have recovered from the disease.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

 “1,386 are from Home Based Isolation and Care program while ninety-two are from various health facilities countrywide,” he said.

Total recoveries now stand at 219, 706.

Twenty-eight patients have also succumbed to the disease, pushing the death toll to 4,694.

“All are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in August 2021,” Kagwe said.

A total of 1,959 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities nationwide. One hundred and sixty-two are in the Intensive Care Unit, fourteen of whom are on ventilator support and thirty-seven on supplemental oxygen. Eleven patients are under observation.

A total of 2,726,932 vaccines have so far been administered across the country and only 2.94 per cent of the adult population is fully vaccinated. 

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