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Two-week-old baby among 1,006 new COVID-19 cases; 13 patients succumb

Kenya has recorded 1,006 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total caseload to 199,941.

According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases were detected from 5,584 samples tested within the same period. This means that Kenya’s positivity rate stands at 18 percent.

Of the cases, 966 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners. The females account for 521 cases against 485 males.

The youngest of the new cases is a three-week-old baby while the oldest is 93 years.

The distribution of the positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (28), 10-19 YEARS (42), 20-29 years (168), 30-39 years (293), 40-49 years (186), 50-59 years (154), while 60 years and above are 135 cases.

On a positive note, 261 patients have recovered from the disease with 228 from various health facilities countrywide while 33 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care program. Total recoveries now stand at 187,824 of whom 149,788 are from the Home Based Isolation and Care program, while 38,036 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Unfortunately, 13 patients have succumbed to the disease over the same period. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 3,895.

A total of 1,386 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,686 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 174 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

As of Tuesday, July 27, a total of 1,692,793 vaccines have been administered across the country.

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