COVID-19: Kenya’s Positivity Rate Now At 2.8 percent

The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 91 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,229 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 2.8 percent.

Of these cases, 71 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners; 51 males and 40 are females.

The youngest is an eleven-month-old infant while the oldest is 101 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,229 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,186,286.

Covid-19 cases distribution.

The covid-19 cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 45,Meru 7,Siaya 6,Mombasa 5,Kisumu 3,Nakuru 4,Homa Bay 4,Kiambu 3, Muranga 3,Busia 3,Garissa 2,Kilifi 1,Narok 1,Migori 1,Nyamira 1 and Nyeri 1.

 “Today 1,814 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,676 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 138 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 291,361 of whom 239,448 are from home-based care and isolation programs, while 51,913 are from various health facilities countrywide,” said Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

COVID -19 Fatalities.

The cabinet secretary announced that 23 patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in December 2021 and January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,554.

“A total of 746 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,011 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” Mutahi Kagwe said.

Some 40 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of them on ventilator support while two of them are on supplemental oxygen.

“Another 172 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” said the Ministry.

Vaccination Campaign

 A total of 11,542,128 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 6,315,808 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,074,497.

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