Kenya records 29 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate now at 1pc

Kenya records 29 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate now at 1pc

  • 24 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners; 19 are males and 10 are females, while the youngest is five years and the oldest is 75 years.
  • 22 patients recovered from the disease.

The Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that 29 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, representing a positivity rate of 1.0 percent.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement that the total number of confirmed positive cases has risen to 254,979, with 2,830,071 tests conducted so far.

"From the cases, 24 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners; 19 are males and 10 are females, while the youngest is five years and the oldest is 75 years," reads the statement.

The cases were distributed across various counties, namely; Nairobi 19, Nakuru 3, Isiolo 2, Baringo 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kakamega 1, Kiambu 1 and Uasin Gishu 1.

According to the ministry, 22 patients have recovered from the disease, with 13 coming from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 9 from different health facilities across the country. Total recoveries stand at 248,426.

There is no death reported. The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,335.

“A total of 185 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 807 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read a statement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

“4 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3 of whom are on ventilatory support and 1 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.”

The Ministry added: “Another 55 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 53 of them in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

The CS also said a total of 7,554,149 vaccines had been administered across the country as of December,4 2021.

Of these, 4,611,958 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,942,191. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.3 percent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 10.8 percent.