The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 182 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,477 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 3.3 percent.
Of the cases, 173 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners; 99 are males and 83 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 98 years.
Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,766 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,200,937.
In terms of county distribution, Nairobi is leading with 62 cases, Nakuru 28,Uasin Gishu 16,Mombasa 9,Embu 6,Kilifi 6,Siaya 6, Nyamira 5,Garissa 5,Migori 4,Kakamega 4,Kirinyaga 3,Kisii 3,Kisumu 3,Homa Bay,Kiambu,Muranga,Turkana,Bungoma and Nyeri 2 cases each.
While Taita Taveta,Trans Nzoia , Baringo,Bomet Kitui,Laikipia,Machakos,Marsabit,Kajiado and Kericho one case each
The Ministry said 230 patients recovered from the disease, 156 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, and 74 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 292,587.
Three patients are reported to have succumbed to the coronavirus disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,562.
“A total of 653 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,460 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.
“37 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of them on ventilatory support.
Another 142 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 141 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”
The CS said a total of 11,710,636 vaccines have been administered across the country.
Of these, 6,358,153 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,191,409.