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Covid-19: 287 new cases as 17 more succumb to virus in last 24 hours

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Mon,Jun 28 2021 17:07:14 EAT
By MIRERI JUNIOR | Mon,Jun 28 2021 17:07:14 EAT


Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 101 patients are in the ICU, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 45 on supplemental oxygen. [File, Standard]

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll reached 3,612 on Monday, June 28 after 17 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

The country also recorded 287 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 2,699 raising the country's caseload to 182,884.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 10.6 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 1,945,736.

Covid 19 Time Series


Out of the new patients, 170 are male, whereas 117 are female, with the youngest carrier aged three months, and the oldest aged 89.

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


In terms of counties distribution, Nairobi recorded 95 new cases Kajiado 56, Kisii 35, Siaya 17, Homa Bay 17, Kakamega 13, Bungoma 11, Busia 9, Uasin Gishu 9, Nakuru 7, Garissa 6, Vihiga 4, Kiambu 3, Migori 2, Nyeri 1, Embu 1 and Kirinyaga 1.

In terms of sub-county distribution, the 56 cases in Nairobi are from (15) cases, Kasarani (10), Kibra (9) Embakasi West and Starehe (7) cases each, Embakasi East, Embakasi South, Ruaraka and Westlands (6) cases each, Mathare and Roysambu (5) case each, Dgoretti North and Embakasi North (3) cases each, Dagoretti South, Embakasi Central and Makadara (2) cases each and Kamukunji (1) case.

In Kajiado County, the 56 cases are from Kajiado East (40) and Kajiado North (16).

In Kisii County, the 35 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (13), Nyaribare Chache (6), Bomachoge Chache and Kitutu Chache North (5) cases each and Bobasi (4) cases.

The total recoveries so far stand at 124,588 after 152 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 84 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 68 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 1,062 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,730 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 45 on supplemental oxygen. Twenty-three (23) patients are on observation.

Another 116 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 102 of them in general wards and fourteen (14) in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).


Kenya has as of June 28, 2021, administered 1,293,004 vaccines across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,003,204 while second doses are 289,800.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 84,855, Others 78,309, Health Workers 68,688, Teachers 36,167 while Security Officers are at 21,781.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 28.9 per cent with the majority being males at 56 per cent while females are at 44 per cent.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.11 per cent.

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