Coast region records 160 new COVID-19 infections

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during one of the daily coronavirus updates./COURTESY

The Coast region has recorded 160 new COVID-19 infections with 87 of the new infections being recorded in Kilifi County.

According to the Ministry of Health, Kilifi had the highest number of new infections in the region followed by Mombasa with 46 new cases.

Taita Taveta County recorded 11 new infections, Lamu seven, Tana River six while Kwale had the least new infections with three cases.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 1,006 new cases to raise total numbers to 199,941 cases.

Out of the new infections, those aged zero to nine years were 28, 10-19 years 42, 20-29yrs 168, 30-39yrs had the highest new infection at 293, 40-49yrs 186, 50-59yrs 154 and 135 were aged 60 and above.

The country recorded 261 new recoveries to push the total to 187,824 with the highest of the total recoveries being from the home-based-care system at 149,788. Those who have so far recovered from various health facilities across the country are 38,036.

Sadly, 13 more people succumbed to the disease, raising total fatalities to 3,895.

Of the total fatalities, the highest number is of those aged 60 and above at 2,130 deaths followed by 50-59yr olds at 780. 462 people aged 40-49 years have succumbed to the disease while those aged 30-39yrs are 317.

Vaccination

“As of July 27th, 2021, a total of 1,692,796 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 1,052,343 while second doses are 640,450. The uptake of the second dose among those who received the first dose is at 60.9 percent with the majority being males at 55 percent while females are at 45 percent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is at 2.35 percent,” said MoH.

A health worker during one of the vaccination exercises./COURTESY

Most of those that have been vaccinated are aged 58 and above at 199,107 followed by others at 185,221. 112,773 health workers have been vaccinated, 92,342 teachers and 51,007 security officers.

“Kenya will receive 1,760,000 doses of Pfizer from the US government, 410,000 doses of AstraZeneca from the UK government, 235,000 doses of Astrazeneca from Greece and 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca from Lativia as part of bilateral donations,” said Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

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