Aug 9, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: Kenya registers 741 new cases, 9 deaths

Of the cases, 655 are Kenyans and 86 are foreigners. 373 are women and 368 are men. The youngest is a three month old while the oldest is 100 years old. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 311,538 and the cumulative tests performed so far are 3,099,482.

The new infections are distributed among the counties as follows; Nairobi 340, Siaya 50, Nyeri 40, Bungoma 39, Mombasa 38, Kajiado 32, Kakamega 31, Nakuru 30, Tana River 19, Turkana 14, Kiambu 13, Trans Nzoia 12, Kisumu 11, Kwale 9, Murang’a 8, Nandi 8, Kericho 7, Laikipia 6, Machakos 5, Meru 5, Makueni 4, Busia 3, Embu 3, Kitui 3, Migori 3, West Pokot 3, Uasin 2, Baringo 1, Kilifi 1, Kisii 1.

< In a statement from the Ministry of Health on Sunday, CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that 306 patients have recovered from the disease, 239 from the home isolation and care program and 67 from various health facilities across the country.

The total number of recoveries is now 264,962, including 214,997 from the home care and isolation program, while 49,965 are from various healthcare facilities across the country.

Nine deaths have also been reported, all late after audits were conducted of operational records reported in the past week. This brings the total death toll to 5,446.

According to Mr Kagwe, 1,244 patients are currently being admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 26,220 are being treated as part of the home isolation and care program.

The CS further mentioned that there are 56 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), 40 of them on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 296 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 275 of them are on the general wards. 21 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of Saturday, a total of 10,593,638 vaccinations were administered in the country. Of these, 6,039,385 are partially vaccinated and 4,478,832 are fully vaccinated. Another 24,195 are doses given to people between the ages of 15 and 18, while 51,226 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose in those who received their first dose was 56.7 percent while the proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 16.4 percent.