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Kenya's positivity rate hits 12.5pc

Kenya's positivity rate hits 12.5pc

By News Linah Mwangi

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The number of Covid-19 infections in Kenya has risen by 467 from a sample size of 3,728 tested in the last 24 hours, registering a positivity rate of 12.5 per cent.

Of the new infections, 362 are Kenyans, while 105 are foreigners. Two hundred fifty-four are males and 213 females. 

Total confirmed positive cases are now 327,892 and cumulative tests so far are 3,710,673.

The new infections are distributed in counties as follows; Nairobi 316, Kiambu 53, Bungoma 22, Nakuru 16, Siaya 16, Mombasa 14, Kilifi 6, Nyeri 5, Kisumu 3, Nyamira 3, Kajiado 2, Kirinyaga 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Busia 1, Kitui 1, Laikipia 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, 112 patients have recovered from the disease, all from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program. This pushes the total recoveries to 319,903, of whom 266,852 are from the 3 Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,051 are from various health facilities countrywide. No patient has succumbed to the disease; the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,651.

 Also, 49 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities, while 2,289 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. Three patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and are on supplemental oxygen, while four are in General Wards and are on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

So far, 18,498,777 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 16,604,882 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above). Another 1,468,375 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 38,537 are below 15 years but above 12 years, and 386,983 are booster doses.

Further, 18,926 vaccines have been administered in the last 24 hours, while the total number of people who were fully vaccinated in the previous 24 hours is 7,375. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 31.4 per cent.

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