1,085 test positive as the positivity rate reaches 15.4 percent

A total of 1,085 people tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 7,067 in the last 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to zerow 15.4 percent.

Of the cases, 1,049 are Kenyans and 36 are foreigners. 550 females, 535 males. The youngest is a three month old baby while the oldest is 100 years old. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 205,356 and the cumulative tests performed so far are 2,149,376.

A health ministry statement on Tuesday showed that in relation to Nairobi County distribution, Nairobi 401 cases, Kiambu 96, Nakuru 90, Machakos 60, Mombasa 56, Nyeri 54, Kilifi 43, Kajiado 38, Uasin Gishu 36, Murang’a 22, Turkana 16, Kericho 15, Garissa 15, Laikipia 13, Baringo 11, Nandi 11, Nyamira 10, Trans Nzoia 10, Nyandarua 9, Siaya 8, Kisumu 8, Narok 7, Lamu 7, Taita

Taveta 7, Marsabit 7, Embu 6, Kakamega 5, Makueni 5, Migori 5, Kitui 4, Kirinyaga 2, Kisii 2, Meru 2, Tana River 1, Vihiga 1, West Pokot 1 and Kwale 1.

In terms of subdistrict distribution; the 401 cases in Nairobi come from Kasarani (56), Kibra (32), Embakasi Central (30), Dagoretti North (28), Embakasi West and Roysambu (26 cases each), Ruaraka (25), Starehe (22), Westlands (21), Kamukunji and Langata respectively (20) cases, Embakasi South and Makadara respectively (18) cases, Embakasi East (17), Dagoretti South, Embakasi North and Mathare (14) respectively. In Kiambu, the 96 cases come from Ruiru (27), Kiambaa (15), Githunguri (13), Kabete (11), Kikuyu (10), Thika (8), Kiambu Town (6), Juja (5), Lari ( 1).

In Nakuru, the 90 cases come from Naivasha (22), Nakuru West (16), Gilgil and Nakuru East (12), Njoro (8), Molo (7), Nakuru North (5), Rongai (4), Subukia ( 3), Kinangop (1). In Machakos, the 60 cases come from Machakos Town and Matungulu (13 cases each), Kalama (9), Kangundo (8), Yatta (6), Athi River, Kathiani and Mwala (3 each case), Masinga (2).

In Mombasa, the 56 cases come from Jomvu and Mvita (21), Kisauni (6), Changamwe (4), Nyali (3), Likoni (1). In Nyeri, the 54 cases come from Nyeri Central (22), South (10), Mukurweini (8), Mathira East (6), Tetu (4), Kieni West (2), East and Mathira West (1).

In Kilifi, the 43 cases come from Kilifi North (21), Malindi (11), Magarini (9), Kilifi South and Rabai (1).

In Kajiado, the 38 cases come from Kajiado East (16), Central (11), North (8), Loitokitok (3). In Uasin Gishu, the 36 cases come from Ainabkoi (11), Kesses (10), Moiben and Turbo (6), and Kapseret (3). In Murang’a, the 22 cases come from Kandara (13), Kangema, Kiharu, Mathioya and Murang’a South (2) cases, Kigumo (1). In Turkana, the 16 cases come from Turkana Central (15) and South (1).

In Kericho, the 15 cases come from Ainamoi (8), Kipkelion East (3), Bureti (2), Kipkelion West and Sigowet / Soin (1). In Garissa, all 15 cases are from Dadaab. In Laikipia, the 13 cases come from Laikipia West (11), East (2). In Baringo, the 11 cases come from the Baringo North (4), Central and Koibatek (3) cases, respectively, Tiaty East (1). In Nandi, the 11 cases come from Emgwen (4), Aldai, Chesumei and Nandi Hills (2) cases, Mosop (1).

In Nyamira, the 10 cases come from Borabu (7), Manga, Nyamira and Nyamira North (1). In Trans Nzoia, the 10 cases each come from the cases of Kiminini (5), Endebess (2), Cherangany, Kwanza and Saboti (1). In Nyandarua, the 9 cases each come from Oljoroorok (3), Kinangop, Kipipiri and Laikipia West (2). In Siaya, the 8 cases come from Alego Usonga (5), Rarieda (2), Bondo (1). In Kisumu, the 8 cases come from Kisumu Central (5), East, Nyando and Seme (1).

In Narok, the 7 cases come from Narok North (5), Transmara West (2). In Lamu, all 7 cases are from Lamu West. In Taita Taveta, the 7 cases come from Taveta (6), Wundanyi (1). In Marsabit, the 7 cases come from Saku (5), North Horr (2). In Embu, the 6 cases come from Manyatta (5), Runyenjes (1). In Kakamega, the 5 cases each come from the Lurambi (2), Likuyani, Lugari and Shinyalu (1) cases. In Makueni, the 5 cases each come from Mbooni (30, Kaiti and Kibwezi East (1)).

In Migori, the 5 cases come from Kuria East and Suna East (2), Suna West (1). in Kitui are the 4 cases from Kitui East and

South (2) cases each. In Kirinyaga, the 2 cases come from Kirinyaga West. In Kisii the 2 cases come from Kitutu Chache North and South Mugirango (1), while in Meru the 2 cases come from Buuri.

The Tana River case is from Galole, the Vihiga case is from Luanda, the West Pokot case is from West Pokot, and the Kwale case is from Kinango.

The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (41), 10-19 years (53), 20-29 years (179), 30-39 (269), 40-49 (207), 50-59 (148), 60 years and older ( 188).

403 patients have recovered from the disease, 305 of them from the home isolation and care program, while 98 are from various health facilities across the country. The total number of recoveries is now 190,095, of which 151,451 are from the home care and isolation program, while 38,644 are from various health facilities across the country.

“Unfortunately, 25 patients succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours, while 24 late deaths were reported after various dates in August, September, October and November 2020 and March, April and July 2021. This increases the cumulative death toll now at 3,995. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones, ”the statement reads.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (1), 20-29 (0) 30-39 years (1), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (4), 60 years and older (19).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (57), 10-19 years (31), 20-29 (122), 30-39 years (322), 40-49 years (472), 50-59 years (796), 60 years and above (2,196).

Currently, 1,540 patients are being admitted to a variety of healthcare facilities across the country, while 4,112 are under the Home Isolation and Care Program. 190 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 44 of them with ventilation and 94 with additional oxygen supply. 52 patients are under observation.

A further 475 patients are supplied separately with additional oxygen, 437 of them in general wards and 38 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

“As of August 2, 2021, a total of 1,734,013 vaccines had been administered nationwide. Of these, the total of the first doses is 1,067,615 while the second doses are 666,398. The uptake of the second dose in those who received their first dose is 62.4%, with the majority of men being 55% and women being 45%. The proportion of fully vaccinated adults is 2.4%, ”added the statement.

The second dose intake by the priority groups was 205,937 people aged 58 and over, others 194,420, health workers 116,136, teachers 96,714, while safety officers were at 53,191.

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