Aug 4, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: Kenya records 796 new cases, 10.8pc positivity rate

The new infections had a positivity rate of 10.8 percent, an increase of 10.7 percent on Thursday.

The number of tests carried out in the country to date is 1,895,028.

<746 of the cases are Kenyans, 50 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 458 of the new cases were female while 338 were female.

Two-day old infant

The youngest is a two-day-old infant while the oldest is the case 96 years old.

The new infections from Friday are distributed among the counties as follows; Nairobi 174, Siaya 138, Kisumu 92, Bomet 62, Mombasa 46, Busia 41, Homa Bay 30, Kisii 24, Uasin Gishu 24, Vihiga 23, Kakamega 19, Nakuru 16, Trans Nzoia 15, Bungoma 13, Kilifi 11, Kiambu 9 , Kajiado 8, Kericho 8, Meru 8, Nandi 6, Garissa 4, Kwale 4, Migori 3, Lamu 2, Murang’a 2, Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 2, Taita Taveta 2, Turkana 2, West Pokot 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 1 , Laikipia 1, Machakos 1 and Narok 1.

According to the Secretary of the Cabinet of Health, Mutahi Kagwe, 328 patients recovered from the disease during the same period; 307 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care program, while 21 are from various health facilities across the country.

The total number of recoveries is now 122,346; 88,786 are from home care and isolation programs and 33,560 are from various health facilities across the country.

Three patients have succumbed to the disease at the same time.

Late death

“All deaths were late deaths that were reported after operational record audits on various dates in April and May,” Kagwe said. This brings the total number of deaths to 3,437.

A total of 1,097 patients are currently being admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4,842 patients are treated as part of the Home Based Isolation and Care Program.

At least 89 patients are in the intensive care unit, 26 of whom are ventilated and 49 are supplied with additional oxygen.

Fourteen patients are observed, while a further 114 are supplied separately with additional oxygen. One hundred and nine patients are recovering on the general wards, while five are in the high dependency units.