COVID-19: Kenya reports another 363 cases, 16 more deaths

Sunday, August 29th, 2021 18:38 |
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/PD

In the latest daily figures, Kenya has recorded another 363 coronavirus cases from a sample size of 4,594 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement, Health CS Kagwe Mungai says the positivity rate is currently at 7.9%.

Of the cases, 359 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners with 193 being males and 170 are females.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 97 years.

With the new reports, the total confirmed positive cases in the country have risen to 234,952, and the cumulative tests so far conducted to 2,363,524.

Kagwe said that 1,247 patients have recovered from the disease with 1,114 from the home-based isolation and care programme while 133 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 220,953 of whom 178,849 are from the home-based isolation and care programme, while 42,104 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The cumulative fatalities have risen to 4.710 with 16 more patients dying out of the virus, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in August 2021.

A total of 1,967 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,959 are under the home-based isolation and care program.

He added that 159 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 116 of whom are on ventilatory support and 32 on supplemental oxygen.

11 patients are under observation.

Another 813 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 727 of them in general wards and 86 in High Dependency Units (HDU).


As of August 28, a total of 2,742,199 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 1,939,688 while the second doses are 802,511.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 41.4% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at45%.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 2.95%.

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