Covid-19: 31 die as 1,576 test positive

Thirty-one patients have succumbed to the coronavirus, according to the latest statistics from the Health Ministry.

One person died in the last 24 hours, while others are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates from April-July.

Kenya’s Covid-19 death toll is now 4,088.

This, on a day that the country has posted 1,561 new infections from a 10,072 sample size conducted in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 15.5 per cent, while total confirmed positive cases are now 209,823 and cumulative tests conducted so far are 2,176,118.

Another one hundred and two patients have also recovered from the disease, “with 91 being from various health facilities countrywide while eleven are from the Home Based Isolation and Care,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said.

The country’s total recoveries now stand at 195,787.

The CS added: “1,576 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,834 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. One hundred and eight patients are in the ICU, forty-six of whom are on ventilatory support and fifty-five on supplemental oxygen.

So far, some 1,768, 519 vaccines have been administered across the country- 1,084,013 being first doses while second doses are 684, 506.

On Friday, Kenya received some 180,00 AstraZeneca doses from the Greek Government, in boost to its inoculation exercise.

National Taskforce on Vaccine Deployment Chair Dr. Willis Akhwale said the government expects to have vaccinated 10 million people by the end of the year.

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