287 new cases as 157 recover from Covid-19

In Summary

• This now brings the total number of positive cases to 182,884, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,945,736.

• From these cases, 280 are Kenyans while seven are foreigners, with 170 being males and 117 being females.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House on Monday, 29 March.Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya on Monday recorded 287 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, from a sample size of 2, 699, with the positivity rate now at 10.6%.

From these cases, 280 are Kenyans while seven are foreigners, with 170 being males and 117 being females.

Age wise, the youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 89 years old.

This now brings the total number of positive cases to 182,884, and the cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,945,736.

In terms of recovery, 152 patients have recovered from the disease, with 84 from the home based and isolation care while 68 are from various health facilities.

The total number of recoveries in the country stands at 124,588, with 90,074 from home based and isolation care while 34,514 are from various health facilities.

On a sad note, the country has lost 17 patients to the disease in the last 24 hours, all of them being late deaths reports arising after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the months of April, May and June.

This now brings the total number of fatalities to 3,612.

A total of 1,062 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,730 patients are on home based isolation and care.

101 patients are in ICU, 33 of whom are on ventilatory support and 45 on supplemental oxygen. 23 patients are on observation.

Another 116 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 102 of them in general wards and 14 are in High Dependency Unit.

As of Monday, a total of 1,293,004 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, total first doses are 1,003,204 while second doses are 289,800.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 28.9% with the majority being males at 56% while females are at 44%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is at 1.11%.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: health workers 68,688, aged 58 years and above are 84,855, others category are 78,309, teachers are 36,167 while security officers are at 21,781.