COVID IN KENYA

Positivity rate drops to 0.7% as 41 new cases reported

There is no death reported, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,638.

In Summary

• The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.4 per cent.

• A total of 95 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 542 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

The latest figures from the Ministry of Health indicate that the county’s positivity rate has slowed to 0.7 per cent as the government continues to battle with coronavirus.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kahwe said that 41 people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 5,211 tested in the last 24 hours.

He said that from the cases, 33 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. 23 are males while 18 are females.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 73 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,822 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,351,782.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi recorded 28 cases, Mombasa 3, Tharaka Nithi 3, Homa Bay 1, Kilifi 1, Kwale 1, Mandera 1, Turkana 1, Uasin Gishu 1, and Vihiga 1.

Kagwe said that 22 patients have recovered from the disease, 19 from various health facilities countrywide while 3 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care.

This pushes the total recoveries to 303,166 of whom 250,252 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,914 are from various health facilities countrywide.

There is no death reported, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,638.

A total of 95 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 542 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and all of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 13 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of February 23, 2022, a total of 16,379,356 vaccines had

been administered across the country. Of these, 7,730,560 are

partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,463,909.

Another 938,487 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 246,400 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 55,453 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 31,960.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.3 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.4 per cent.