COVID-19: Kenya’s Positivity Rate At 7.8%

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. Image courtesy

The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 300 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,961 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 7.8 per cent.

Of the cases, 256 are Kenyans while 54 are foreigners; 161 are males and 149 are females, while the youngest is a four-month-old child and the oldest is 97 years.

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Total confirmed positive cases are now 317,634 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,147,823.

The cases were distributed as follows: Nairobi 180, Siaya 16,Uasin Gishu 16,Kiambu 14,Migori 12, Nakuru 8, Nandi 7,Nyamira 6,Kisii 5,Kwale 4,Vihiga 4,Kakamega 4 and Embu 4.

Other counties include: Elgeyo Marakwet 3,Lamu 3,Trans Nzoia 3,Nyandarua 3,Garissa 2,Kajiado 2,Nyeri 2,Laikipia 2,Machakos 1,Mombasa 1,Meru 1,Muranga 1,Taita Taveta 1,Baringo 1,Kericho 1,Kisumu 1,Kilifi 1 and Bungoma 1.

“The ministry said 3,384 patients have recovered from the disease; 3,329 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 55 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 284,727.” said Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

There are no deaths recorded.

“A total of 1,043 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 10,664 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” said Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

53 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 51 of them on ventilatory support while two of them are on supplemental oxygen. Another 241 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 237 of them are in the general wards. 4 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The ministry said 11,082,457 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these 6,198,816 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,763,682.

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