COVID-19 updates: Positivity rate now at 7.3% with 299 new cases

Sunday, July 4th, 2021 17:58 | By
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/PD

In the last 24 hours, Kenya recorded a total of 299 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 3,796.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that the positivity rate now stands at 7.3 percent.

Kagwe noted that of the 299 new cases, 272 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners, and 158 are males and 119 females.

The youngest is a 10- month old baby while the oldest is 95 years.

The total number of positive cases in the country has risen to 185,868 out of 1,981,951 tests conducted so far.

The total recoveries now stand at 127,625 with the addition of 669 patients who recovered recently.

However, four patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the month of June 2021.

The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,675. 1,126 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,834 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

A total of 115 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 34 of whom are on ventilatory support and 50 on supplemental oxygen. 31 patients are under observation.

Another 166 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with151 of them in general wards and 15 in High Dependency Units(HDU).

Speaking of Vaccination, the CS has confirmed that a total of 1,473,869 vaccines have been administered across the country.

these, the total first doses are 1,017,485 while the second doses are 456,384.

CS also noted that the uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 44.9 percent with the majority being males at 55 percent while females are at 45 percent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.76 percent.

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