Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (June 17, 2021)

660 people tested positive for the disease, out of a sample size of 6,176 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 10.7%. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 177,282 and the cumulative tests performed so far are 1,887,636.

New cases by counties: Siaya 123, Kisumu 102, Nairobi 78, Busia 68, Homa Bay 49, Mombasa 39, Kilifi 19, Nyamira 18, Kakamega 17, Nakuru 13, Bungoma 13, Nyandarua 12, Bomet 12, Kisii 11, Meru 11 , Uasin Gishu 11, Trans Nzoia 9, Vihiga 7, Migori 6, Garissa 5, Turkana 5, Baringo 4, Embu 4, Kiambu 3, Kitui 3, Murang’a 3, Kirinyaga 2, Laikipia 2, Mandera 2, Marsabit 2, Nandi 2, Narok 1, Kwale 1, Nyeri 1, West Pokot 1 and Kajiado 1.

812 patients have recovered, 519 from various healthcare facilities and 293 from the Home Based and Isolation Care program. The total number of recoveries is now 122,018, of which 88,479 are from the Home Care and Isolation program while 33,539 are from various healthcare facilities.

Six patients have succumbed to the disease, with one occurring in the last 24 hours while the other five are late deaths reported after operational record audits were performed. The accumulated fatalities are now 3,434.

1,059 patients are currently enrolled in various healthcare facilities across the country, while 4,812 patients are under the Home Based Isolation & Care program. 89 patients are in the Intensive care unit, of whom 25 are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen. 13 patients are under observation.

A further 114 patients are supplied with additional oxygen separately, 109 of them in general wards and 5 in departments with high dependency (HDU).

Vaccination: 1,164,161 vaccines have been administered across the country to date. Of these, the total of the first doses is 992,418 while the second doses are 171,743.

The uptake of the second dose in those who received their first dose is 17.3%, with the majority of men being 56.4% and that of women being 43.6%. The proportion of fully vaccinated adults is less than 1%.

Second dose intake by priority groups is as follows: Health Workers 48,033, Age 58 and Over 47,177, Others 45,043, Teachers 19,479, while Safety Officers are 12,011.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Kenya.
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