400 People Contracts Covid-19 In Kenya In The Last 24 Hours

On Tuesday, July 6, Kenya recorded 400 new Covid-19 cases bring the total number of confirmed cases to 186,453.

The new cases were found from 5068 samples tested in the last 24 hours, meaning the East African country’s cumulative tests stand at 1989066.

The new patients were 368 Kenyans and 14 foreigners aged between 12-days-old and 97 years, with two hundred and twenty were males and 168 females.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement, also announced seven more deaths raising the death toll to 3,697. All are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in June 2021.

Three hundred fifty-four patients recovered from the disease during the period, 259 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program, while 95 from various health facilities across the country.

The Ministry stated that 1133 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5387 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“113 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 30 of whom are on ventilatory support and 46 on supplemental oxygen. 37 patients are under observation. Another 185 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 163 of them in general wards and 22 in High Dependency Units (HOU),” announced the Ministry.

As of July 6, Kenya had vaccinated 1495120, out of which the total first doses are 1,020,120, whereas second doses are 475,000.

The positivity rate on Tuesday was at 7.9 percent.

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