Covid-19: 21 succumb to virus, 204 new cases in last 24 hours
HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Sun,Jun 27 2021 18:25:53 EATBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Sun,Jun 27 2021 18:25:53 EAT
Kenya’s Covid-19 toll reached 3,595 on Sunday, June 27 after 21 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.
The country also recorded 204 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 2,971 raising the country's caseload to 182,597.
In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 6.9 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 1,943,037.
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Out of the new patients, 110 are male, whereas 94 are female, with the youngest carrier aged two months, and the oldest aged 89.
Of the new cases, six are foreigners, while the rest were Kenyans.
In terms of counties distribution, Nairobi recorded 56 cases, Homa Bay 27, Siaya 15, UasinGishu 14, Kisumu 12, Kakamega 12, Nakuru 9, Bungoma 6, Laikipia 6, Kericho 6, Kiambu 6, Kajiado 5, Nyeri 5, Kilifi 4, Nyandarua 4, Meru 4, Mombasa 3, Murang’a 3, Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Vihiga, Baringo, Bomet, Busia and Garissa a case each.
In terms of sub-county distribution, the 56 cases in Nairobi are from Embakasi East and Makadara (7) cases each, Starehe (5), Embakasi South, Embakasi West, Kibra, Langata, Ruaraka and Westlands (4) cases each, Dagoretti North and Mathare (3) cases each, Kamukunji and Kasarani (2) case each, Dgoretti South, Embakasi Central and Embakasi North (1) case each
In Homa Bay, the 27 cases are from Mbita (17), Rachuonyo South (4), Karachuonyo (3), Homa Bay Town (2), and Suba North (1) case.
The total recoveries so far stand at 124,436 after 44 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 33 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 11 are from various health facilities in the country.
Of the total recoveries, 89,990 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 34,446 are from various hospitals countrywide.
A total of 1,051 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,760 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
One hundred and one (101) patients are in the ICU, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 53 on supplemental oxygen. Fifteen (15) patients are on observation.
Another 114 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 105 of them in general wards and nine (9) in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
Kenya has as of June 27, 2021, a total of 1,287,776 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,002,499 while second doses are 285,277.
The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 83,526, Others 76,962, Health Workers 68,067, Teachers 35,503 while Security Officers are at 21,219.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 28.5 per cent with the majority being males at 56 per cent while females are at 44 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.09 per cent.
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