Kenya sees 277 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Kenya has registered 277 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours from a sample size of 3,796 cases tested, giving a positivity rate of 7.3%.

In a statement released on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said the total number of confirmed positive cases is now 185,868 and the cumulative tests performed so far are 1,981,951.

“Of the cases, 272 are Kenyans and 5 are foreigners. 158 are male and 119 are female. The youngest is a 10 month old baby while the oldest is 95 years old, ”the statement said.

The 277 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 64, Mombasa 31, Nandi 27, Siaya 22, Nakuru 21, Busia 17, Uasin Gishu 16, Homa Bay 10, Kericho 9, Kisumu 9, Bungoma 7, Narok 7, Embu 6, Kilifi 5, Migori 5, Kakamega 4, Lamu 4, Kiambu 4, Meru 2, Bomet 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kisii 1, Kitui 1 and Murang’a 1.

At the same time, four patients are believed to have succumbed to the disease, all of which are delayed deaths reported after performing system record audits on various dates in June 2021. The cumulative deaths now amount to 3,675.

According to the Department of Health, 669 patients have recovered from the disease, 588 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care program and 81 from various health facilities across the country.

“The total number of recoveries is now 127,625, of which 92,289 are from the home care and isolation program, while 35,336 are from various health facilities,” the statement said.

According to the ministry, 1,126 patients are currently being admitted to a variety of healthcare facilities across the country, while 5,834 patients are under the home isolation and care program.

It is reported that there are approximately 115 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), 34 of whom are ventilated and 50 are additionally supplied with oxygen. 31 patients are under observation.

Currently, 1,126 patients are being admitted to a variety of healthcare facilities across the country, while 5,834 patients are under the home isolation and care program. 115 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 34 of them with ventilation and 50 with additional oxygen supply. 31 patients are under observation.

“Another 166 patients are supplied separately with additional oxygen, 151 of them in general wards and 15 in high dependency units (HDU),” the ministry said.

Regarding the ongoing vaccination, the ministry said that as of Sunday, July 4, a total of 1,473,869 vaccines had been administered across the country so far. Of these, the total of the first doses is 1,017,485 while the second doses are 456,384.

“The uptake of the second dose in those who received their first dose is 44.9%, with the majority at 55% in men and 45% in women. The percentage of fully vaccinated adults is 1.76%, ”the ministry said.

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