Aug 9, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: Kenya reports 813 new cases, administers 83,510 jabs

Of the new cases, 656 are Kenyans and 157 are foreigners. 421 male and 392 female. The youngest is a four-month-old child, the oldest 103 years. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 314,490 and the cumulative tests are 3,117,407.

The new infections are distributed among the counties as follows; Nairobi 358, Siaya 73, Bomet 67, Nakuru 29, Laikipia 24, Kisumu 20, Kilifi 20, Nyandarua 19, Marsabit 18, Mombasa 18, Uasin Gishu 17, Kiambu 15, Kitui 13, Embu 13, Kakamega 11, Migori 10, Murang ‘a 9, Lamu 7, Makueni 7, Busia 6, Garissa 6, Nandi 6, Machakos 5, Meru 5, Baringo 4, Homa Bay 4, Kericho 4, Kisii 3, Kajiado 3, Narok 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Bungoma 2 , Kwale 2, Nyeri 2, Turkana 2, Vihiga 2, West Pokot 1, Samburu 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced in a statement to media houses on Wednesday that 4,126 patients from the Disease recovered, 3,968 are from the Home Isolation and Care Program, while 158 are from various healthcare facilities across the country. The total number of recoveries now stands at 276,019.

Seven deaths were reported over the same period, all of them late deaths reported after operational record audits were performed in September 2021 and January 2022. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 5,469.

Mr Kagwe further mentioned that 1,201 patients are currently being admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 17,443 are being treated under the home isolation and care program.

The CS also added that 47 patients are in the intensive care unit, 44 are receiving ventilatory support and three are receiving supplemental oxygen.

Another 301 patients are receiving supplemental oxygen and 293 are on the general stations. 8 patients are in the High Dependency Unit.

According to Kagwe, 10,779,531 vaccines had been administered across the country as of Tuesday. Of these, 6,103,780 are partially vaccinated and 4,583,839 are fully vaccinated. Another 24,910 were given to people between the ages of 15 and 18, while 67,002 are booster doses.

The intake of the second dose for those who received their first dose was 57.1 percent, while the proportion for adults fully vaccinated was 16.8 percent.