COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya's positivity rate rises to 0.4%, no deaths reported

No fatality was reported over the 24 hour period.

In Summary

• The new infections pushed the total number of confirmed positive cases in Kenya to 317,702 out of 3,530,634 cumulative tests.

• The youngest patient is a seven-year-old child while the oldest is aged 61 years old.

Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on Covid-19 at Afya House on March 11, 2022.
Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on Covid-19 at Afya House on March 11, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya recorded 14 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday from a sample of 3,507 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate has now hit 0.4 per cent.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that from the cases, 10 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners. 10 are males while 4 are females.

The youngest patient is a 7-year-old while the oldest is 61 years old.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi recorded 13 cases, and Embu a single case.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 323,468 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,530,634.

Seventeen patients have recovered from the respiratory illness, all of whom were under Home-Based Care and Isolation.

The total recoveries now stand at 317,633 of whom 264,687 were under the Home-Based Care and Isolation while 53,015 were in health facilities countrywide.

The CS said that 14 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 104 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

No patient has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or High Dependency Unit (HDU).

No patient is on supplemental oxygen in the general ward.

A man reacts as he receives a booster shot vaccine against Covid-19 at a medical clinic makeshift tent to enhance the booster programme in Nairobi on January 19, 2022.
A man reacts as he receives a booster shot vaccine against Covid-19 at a medical clinic makeshift tent to enhance the booster programme in Nairobi on January 19, 2022.
Image: REUTERS

Vaccination status

As of April 3, a total of 17,673,198 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, 16,165,160 doses have been administered to the adult population.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 2,467 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 1,971.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now at 29.9 per cent.