Covid-19: 188 test positive as positivity rate stands at 8 per cent

By , People Daily Digital
Monday, July 12th, 2021 17:59 | 2 mins read
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/PD/Kenna Claude

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced 188 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 2,354 tested in the last 24 hours. These new figures represent a positivity rate of 8 per cent.

174 of the new cases are Kenyans while 14 foreigners.

Males account for 102 while females are 86.              

These figures bring the total number of positive cases to 188,942 while the cumulative tests conducted so far are 2,018,013

On a positive note, CS Kagwe announced that 341 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 250 were from home-based isolation and care while 91 were discharged from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 179,861. 143,588 of the total recoveries are from home-based care and isolation program, while 36,273 were treated in various hospitals in the country.

CS Kagwe announced one death which was recorded after conducting health facility record audits. This brings the total number of fatalities to 3,723.

1,062 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,381 are under home-based isolation and care.

A total of 120 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 41 of whom are on ventilatory support and 59 on supplemental oxygen. 20 patients are under observation.

223 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 201 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

On vaccination, 1,547,092 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,028,121 while the second doses are 518,971.

The new cases of Covid-19 are distributed in the counties as follow; Nairobi 128, Kiambu 10, Machakos 9, Siaya 7, Kwale 7, Nakuru 7, Embu 3, Kajiado 3, 2 Murang’a 3, Makueni 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Garissa 1, Kilifi 1, Homa Bay 1, Laikipia 1, Kakamega 1, Nyeri 1 and Mandera 1.

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