Covid-19: 558 test positive as positivity rate stands at 8.8 per cent

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 18:39 | By
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/PD

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has today announced 558 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size 6,357 tested in the last 24 hours. These new cases represent a positivity rate of 8.8 per cent.

From the new cases, 529 are Kenyans while 29 are foreigners. 293 are males while 265 are females.

These new cases bring the total number of positive cases in the country to 184, 161 while the cumulative tests conducted are 1, 959, 701.

On a positive note, 296 people have been given a clean bill of health. 229 of them were from home based and isolation while 67 were treated from various hospital across the country.

The total number of recoveries now shoots to 125,684 out of who 90,998 are from home based care and Isolation program, while 34,686 recovered from various health facilities.

Sadly, 13 people have succumbed to the pandemic bringing the total cases of fatalities to 3, 634.

The deaths were reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of January, February, March and June 2021.

CS Kagwe also announced that 1,114 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities in the country. He noted that 6,644 patients are under home based Isolation and care program.

113 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 34 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 28 patients are under observation.

Another 120 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 113 of them in general wards and 17 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

On vaccination, a total of 1,378,585 vaccines have been vaccinated in the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,008,120 while second doses are 370,465.

The new cases of Covid-19 are distributed in the counties as follow; Nairobi 137, Mombasa 57, Siaya 53, Kisii 50, Kilifi 35, Uasin Gishu 32, Busia 27, Nakuru 23, Kisumu 23, Vihiga 17, Kakamega 13, Kiambu 12, Kericho 10, Kwale 9, Murang’a 7, Taita Taveta 6, Kitui 5, Homa Bay 5, Migori 5, Laikipia 4, Narok 4, Bomet 3, Kajiado 3, Machakos 3, Bungoma 3, Tharaka Nithi 2, Embu 2, Kirinyaga 2, Meru 2, Nyandarua 1, Tana River 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and West Pokot .

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