Kenya's positivity rate at 25.4% after 1,354 new cases recorded, 3 people dead

Kenya's positivity rate at 25.4% after 1,354 new cases recorded, 3 people dead

A medical officer about to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. PHOTO|COURTESY

  • From the cases, 1,102 are Kenyans while 252 are foreigners. 
  • The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 105 years.

Kenya has recorded 1,354 new cases of COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,331 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to 25.4% per cent.

“From the cases, 1,102 are Kenyans while 252 are foreigners. 687 are males while 667 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 105 years,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Sunday.

This brings the total number of cases recorded since the virus hit the country last year to 298,509 out of the 3,042,313 tests conducted so far.

The cases were distributed across the counties as follows; Nairobi 551, Migori 140, Turkana 80, Nyeri 75, Kilifi 59, Siaya 56, Nakuru 46, Kiambu 46, Kakamega 40, Mombasa 36, Machakos 28, Murang’a 22, Kisumu 17, Kwale 17, Kitui 15, Garissa 12, West Pokot 10, Meru 10, Laikipia 10, Homa Bay 8, Makueni 7, Kajiado 7, Embu 7, Lamu 4, Taita Taveta 4, Busia 4, Bomet 3, Kericho 3, Trans Nzoia 1, Vihiga 1 and Nandi 1.

The ministry has meanwhile recorded 400 recoveries, 216 of which are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 184 are from various health facilities countrywide. 

“Total recoveries now stand at 254,115 of whom 204,806 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 49,309 are from various health facilities countrywide,” added Kagwe.

Three patients have, however, succumbed to the disease pushing the total fatalities to 5,384. 

“A total of 1,029 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 23,667 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” said the Health CS.

“53 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of them are on ventilatory support while 26 are on supplemental oxygen.”

A total of 271 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 248 of them being in the general wards. 23 patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the ministry noted that 10,121,263 vaccines had so far been administered. Of these, 5,871,177 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,215,806.

“​​Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 15.5%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” reads the statement. 

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