Covid-19: 24 deaths recorded as 591 people test positive
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced 591 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,737 tested in the last 24 hours.
This represents a positivity rate of 12.5 per cent. 575 of the cases are Kenyans while 16 are foreigners.
In terms of gender, 316 are males while 275 are females.
The new cases bring the total confirmed cases in the country to 204,271 while the cumulative samples conducted shoots to 2, 142,309.
On a positive note, the CS announced 561 new recoveries out of which 469 were from the home-based isolation and care programs while 92 were treated in various hospitals.
The total number of recoveries now stands at 189,692 of whom 151,146 are from home-based care and isolation programs while 38,546 were discharged from the hospital.
Sadly, CS Kagwe announced 24 patients have succumbed to the deadly pandemic, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of May, June and July 2021.
In terms of vaccination, a total of 1,726,937 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,064,500 while the second doses are 662,437.
The new Covid-19 cases aredistributed in the counties as follows; Nairobi 422, Mombasa 34, Kiambu 19, Uasin Gishu 17, Garissa 14, Murang’a 10, Kirinyaga 9, Nyeri 9, Busia 7, Narok 6, Kajiado 4, Laikipia 4, Machakos 4, Kakamega 4, Baringo 3, Mandera 3, Embu 3, Nakuru 3, Nyandarua 3, Siaya 2, Kisii 2, Homa Bay 1, Kericho 1, Kilifi 1, Kitui 1, Meru 1, Nandi 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and West Pokot 1.