COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 6 new cases of Covid, 28 more recoveries

Three patients have succumbed, pushing total fatalities to 5,633.

In Summary

• Kagwe said that there are 94 patients currently admitted to various hospitals across the country. While 3 patients have succumbed to the disease.

• A total of five patients are in ICU, out of which three are on ventilatory support.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Monday recorded 6 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's caseload to 322,702.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said through a statement that the new cases were picked from a sample size of 2,889 recordings with a positivity rate of 0.2 per cent.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 5 and Mombasa 1.

The cumulative tests stand at 3,335,912.

The country's fatalities have risen to 5,633 after another patient succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 94 patients currently admitted to various hospitals across the country. Another, 533 patients are on the home-based care programme.

A total of five patients are in the ICU, out of which three are on ventilatory support.

Also, 21 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen all of them are in general wards.

No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, 28 patients have recovered from the disease. 21 of them are from various health facilities countrywide while 7 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 303,107

Three patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of February 2022.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,638.

VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

A total of 16,156,511 vaccines have been administered across the country. 7,662,826 are partially vaccinated while 7,353,042 are fully vaccinated.

Another 899,410 doses have been administered to those between 15 to 17 years & 241,233 are booster doses.

A total of 11,529 vaccines have been administered in the last 24 hours & 4,252. people have been fully vaccinated.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 63.2 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 27 per cent.