Covid-19: 376 test positive as positivity rate stands at 9.8 per cent

Thursday, July 1st, 2021 16:27 |
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (left) and Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o (middle) address a press conference at the Health ministry headquarters in Nairobi Indian virant detected in Kisumu county. Photo/PD/Kenna Claude

376 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours according to the Ministry of Health.

The 376 tested positive from a sample size of 3,831 placing the positivity rate at 9.8%.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 184,537 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,963,532.

MOH stated that 910 patients have since recovered from the virus.

516 of the recoveries are from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 394 are from various health facilities.

Total recoveries now stand at 126,594 out of whom 91,514 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 35,080 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, 6 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of April and June 2021

1,127 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 5,722 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.

130 patients are in the ICU, 39 of whom are on ventilatory support and 53 on supplemental oxygen. 38 patients are under observation.

168 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 153 of them in general wards and 15 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of representation by counties, Nairobi had 174 cases, Uasin Gishu 37, Mombasa 27, Busia 24, Kisumu 24, Siaya 19, Kwale 7, Kakamega 7, Nyamira 7, Taita Taveta 7, Nakuru 6, Nandi 6, Kericho 6, Machakos 5, Kilifi 4, Bungoma 3, Vihiga 2, Kirinyaga 2. Murang’a 2

On the other hand, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Meru, Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Homa Bay and Kiambu counties each had 1 case.

As of Thursday, July 1, MOH said a total of 1,417,100 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,010,954 while second doses are 406,146.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 40.2% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.56%.

Uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 127,008, Others 109,918, Health Workers 84,432, Teachers 54,074 while Security Officers are at 30,714.

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