503 People Contracts Covid-19 In Kenya

The Ministry of Health has recorded 503 new Covid-19 cases from 4060 samples analyzed in the last 24 hours.

Four hundred seventy-two are Kenyans and 31 foreigners from the new infections, with 251 males and 252 females.

In terms of age, the youngest patient is five-month-old and the oldest 89 years.

The country’s total number of confirmed cases now stands at 194310, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,068,760.

Eleven more people also succumbed to the virus, raising the death toll to 3811. The statistics are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in April, May and July 2021.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also announced 769 recoveries, 523 from Home-Bases and Isolation Care Programme and 246 discharged from various health facilities across the country. The total number of recoveries is now at 183980.

A total of 1,253 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,966 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

The CS stated that 140 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of whom are on ventilatory support and 78 on supplemental oxygen, while 27 patients are under observation.

Two hundred eighty-eight patients are separately on supplemental oxygen, with 255 of them in general wards and 33 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

As of 20th July 2021, a total of 1,636,475 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, the total first doses are 1,040,665, while the second doses are 595,810.

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