Covid-19 Update: 719 test positive as positivity rate stands at 9.5%

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 16:39 |
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. MOH Acting DG Dr.Patrick Amoth and Govt Spokesperson Col Cyrus Oguna.
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The Ministry of Health has stated that 719 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 7,608.

In a Covid-19 update released on Tuesday, June29, MOH also revealed that the positivity rate is now 9.5%. 

Total confirmed positive cases are now 183,603 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,953,344.

However, 9 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 October and December 2020, April and June 2021. 

The cumulative fatalities now stand at 3,621.

On the other hand, 800 patients have recovered, 695 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program while 105 are from various health facilities. 

Total recoveries now stand at 125,388 out of whom 90,769 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 34,619 are from various health facilities.

In terms of patients admitted in hospitals, MOH said that 1,088 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities, while 6,465 patients are under Home Based Isolation and Care program.  

112 patients are in the ICU, 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 47 on supplemental oxygen. 30 patients are under observation.

MOH added that 129 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 112 of them in general wards and 17 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of case representation by counties, Nairobi  had 188, Busia 76, Kisii 57, Siaya 53, Kisumu 38, Kilifi 38, Uasin Gishu 29, Kakamega 26, Nakuru 23, Vihiga 22, Mombasa 17, Bungoma 16, Homa Bay 15, Machakos 14, Kericho 13, Turkana 13, Nandi 11, Kiambu 11, Laikipia 10, Taita Taveta 7.

Embu 6, Kajiado 6, Nyamira 5, Kwale 4, Makueni 4, Trans Nzoia 3, Nyeri 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kitui 2, Migori 2, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1, Garissa 1, Isiolo 1, Meru 1 and Bomet 1.

According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, a a total of 1,334,749 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. 

Of these, total first doses are 1,005,901 while second doses are 328,848.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 32.7% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 1.26%.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 100,016, Others 87,923, Health Workers 74,173, Teachers 42,114 while Security Officers are at 24,622.

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