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Kenya records 508 new Covid-19 cases.


Kenya has registered 508 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said.

The new cases came from a 6,664 sample tested in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed viral infections in the country is now 182,393, while the additional tests performed so far are 1,940,066.

The country’s positive rate stood at 7.6%, down from 10.1% reported on Friday.

Of those new cases, 486 Kenyans while 22 are foreigners, of which 299 are men and 209 are women. The youngest child is one year old while the oldest is 105 years old.

In terms of infection and county, Nairobi leads with 116 cases followed by Siaya 50, Mombasa 44, Busia 43, Kisumu 38, Kakamega 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Nyamira 16, Kilifi 16, Nandi 16, Homa Bay 15, Kajiado 14, Bungoma 14, Vihiga 11, Nakuru 7, Nyeri 7, Laikipia 6, Migori 5, Kiambu 5, Kericho 4, Taita Taveta 4, Garissa 3, Kwale 3, Meru 2, Narok 2, Trans Nzoia 1, Baringo 1, Machakos 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 and Kisii 1, Kitui 1.

Health Adviser Mutahi Kagwe said 539 patients recovered from the disease, 296 from home care and exclusion and 243 from various health facilities. Total recovery now stands at 124,392; 89,957 are out of the home care and isolation program, while 34,435 are from health facilities.

The SC also found that 18 patients had contracted the disease, all of which were reported dead after conducting inspections of facility records on various dates in March, April and June. The death toll now stands at 3,574.

A total of 1,037 patients are currently hospitalized in various health facilities across the country, while 6,750 patients are under home care. At least 101 patients are in intensive care, with 33 on respiratory support and 52 on supplemental oxygen. 16 patients are monitored.

Another 117 patients receive extra oxygen on the side, including 108 in general wards, while nine are in dependency units.

As of Friday, a total of 1,279,023 vaccines had been distributed across the country. Of these, the total for the first dose is 1,001,711, while the second dose is 277,312.

Ingestion of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 27.7 percent, mostly men at 56 percent while women at 44 percent. The number of vaccinated adults is now 1.06%.

Ingestion of the second dose for priority groups is as follows: 58 years and over 81,273, 74,129 others, 66,899 health workers, 34,442 teachers while security guards are 20,569.

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