Kenya's COVID-19 positivity rate at 1.6% after 75 cases, 2 deaths recorded

Kenya's COVID-19 positivity rate at 1.6% after 75 cases, 2 deaths recorded

  • This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 255,544. 
  • Of the cases, 60 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner; 50 are males and 25 are females.
  • The youngest is a 13-year-old while the oldest is 79 years.

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 75 people contracted COVID-19 from a sample size of 4,771 tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 1.6%.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 255,544 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,863,425. 

From the cases, 60 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner; 50 are males and 25 are females, while the youngest is a 13-year-old and the oldest is 79 years. 

The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 26, Kakamega 10, Kericho 5, Nakuru 5, Trans Nzoia 5, Kiambu 4, Mombasa 3, Turkana 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Busia 2, Nyeri 2, Bungoma 1, Homa Bay 1, Kitui 1, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Taita Taveta 1, Bomet 1.

The ministry said two people succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,337.

Eight patients recovered from the disease, 5 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 3 were discharged from health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 248,452. 

 “A total of 207 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 844 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read the statement by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. 

“Two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of them being on ventilatory support. Another 52 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 50 of them being in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),”

The CS further said a total of 7,678,464 vaccines had been administered across the country as of December 6, 2021. Of these, 4,676,556 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,001,908. 

"The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.2%.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 11.8%,” said Kagwe.