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COVID-19 updates: 323 more tests positive, 132 patients in ICU

By Naomi Njoroge
Sunday, July 18th, 2021 17:36 | 2 mins read

Kenya on Sunday recorded 323 new cases of Covid-19, from 3,676 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

These new cases represent a positivity rate of 8.8 per cent as the total confirmed cases in the country rise to 192,758. Total tests done in the country so far are 2,053,912.

Of the cases, 298 are Kenyans while 25 are foreigners, with 180 being males and 143 being females.

The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 90 years.

A total of 644 patients have recovered from the disease with 604 from the home-based isolation and care program while 40 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 182,326 out of which 145,742 are from home-based care and isolation programs while 36,584 are from various health facilities.

Unfortunately, 15 patients have succumbed to the disease whereby three of them in the last 24 hours while 12 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of May, June and July 2021.

This takes the cumulative fatalities to 3,775.

A total of 1,203 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,384 are under the home-based isolation and care program.

The ministry says 132 patients are fighting for their lives in the ICU,40 of whom are on ventilatory support and 63 on supplemental oxygen. 29 patients are under observation.

An addition of 272 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 250 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units.

As of today, a total of 1,620,465 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,038,074 while the second doses are 582,391.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 56.0% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.1%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 181,546, Others 166,549, Health Workers 106,218, Teachers 81,758 while Security Officers are at 46,32.

Naomi Njoroge

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