The Ministry of Health has announced 1,263 new COVID-19 infections, tested from a sample size of 8,680 in the last 24 hours.
According to a press statement from the Health Ministry, the new infections which posted a 14.6 percent positivity rate, push the country’s total of confirmed infections to 225,663.
“From the cases, 1,234 are Kenyans while 29 are foreigners. 640 are males while 623 females.,” The Ministry of Health said on Thursday “The youngest is an eight-day-old infant while the oldest is 101 years.”
Kenya has so far tested 2,287,443 samples.
Nairobi posted the most new infections with 272 infections while Kiambu came second with 122. Makueni reported 80 new infections.
In the rest of the country, the infections are distributed as follows: Nyeri 76, Kitui 66, Nakuru 66, Machakos 53, Nyandarua 45, Embu 40, Mombasa 36, Murang’a 34, Marsabit 33, Kirinyaga 31, Kilifi 30, Uasin Gishu 30, Kajiado 30, Kericho 27, Nandi 25, Garissa 25, Lamu 20, Baringo 15, Busia 15, Nyamira 13, Laikipia 13, Kakamega 10, Siaya 10, Kisii 11, Narok 6, Homa Bay 5, Tana River 5, Bungoma 4, Mandera 3, Kisumu 2, Meru 2, West Pokot 2, Bomet 2, Taita Taveta 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Wajir 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.
A total of 1,982 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 9,845 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
146 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 79 of whom are on ventilatory support and 67 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.
Meanwhile, 719 patients have recovered from the disease.
According to the Health Ministry, 607 recoveries were from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 112 were from various hospitals across the country.
“Total recoveries now stand at 208,169 of whom 167,484 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 40,685 are from various health facilities,” the Health Ministry said.
At the same time, Kenya’s COVID-19 death toll has hit 4,404 following a report of 26 deaths in the last day.
“All of the deaths were late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of August 2021,” the Ministry added.
Some 2,221,704 vaccines had been administered across the country as of Thursday, August 19 according to data from the Health Ministry.
“Of these, total first doses are 1,454,102 while second doses are 767,602,” the Ministry said “The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at52.8% with the majority being males at 55% while females are at 45%.”