Covid-19 Update: 218 test positive as positivity rate stands at 8.5 per cent
The Ministry of Health has announced 218 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 2, 577 tested in the last 24 hours. This represents a positivity rate of 8.5 per cent.
From the new cases, 206 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners. 117 are males while 101 females.
These new cases raise the total number of positive cases in the country to 179,293 and the cumulative tests conducted so far stands at 1,907,096.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also announced that 261 patients have recovered from the disease.
167 of them are from home based isolation and care while 94 were discharged from various health facilities.
As a result, cases of recoveries in the country as of Monday stood at 122,96.
89,132 of the totals were from home-based and isolation care while 33,833 got healed while in hospital.
Sadly, CS Kagwe announced five more deaths which were recorded within the last 24 hours.
One death occurred in the last 24 hours while the remaining four were established after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of April and June.
These new cases pushed the cumulative number of fatalities to 3,461.
As of Monday, a total of 1,074 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 5,638 patients are under home based isolation and care.
A total of 103 patients are in ICU, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support while 51 are on supplemental oxygen. 19 patients under observation.
118 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 108 of them in general wards and 10 are in the High Dependency Unit.
In terms of vaccination, 1,187,663 people have so far been vaccinated countrywide.
Of these, the total first doses are 995,570 while the second doses are 192,093.
According to Kagwe, the uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: health workers 52,830, aged 58 years and above are 52,041, others category is 51,463, teachers are 22,189 while security officers are at 14,020.
The 218 new cases are distributed in the counties as follows; Nairobi 119, Siaya 26, Kisii 20, Uasin Gishu 15, Homa Bay has 10 cases, Nakuru six, Kajiado and Kakamega four each.
Makueni and Nyandarua have recorded two cases each, while Migori, Mombasa, Nandi, Vihiga, Bomet, Kericho, Kiambu, Kisumu, Laikipia and Machakos have one case each.