COVID

Kenya’s Covid positivity rate drops to 0.6 %

In Summary

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

• The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.7 per cent.

Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
COVID TEST: Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has reported another 37 people have tested positive for Coronavirus from a sample size of 5,894 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the positivity rate is at 0.6 per cent. From the cases, 23 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners. 24 are males while 13 are females.

The youngest patient is a 5-year-old child while the oldest is 83 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,906 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,363,604.

Nairobi County leads with 18 cases, Bungoma 4, Nakuru 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kajiado 1, Kilifi 1, Machakos 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Mombasa 1 and Nandi 1.

Kagwe said that 10 patients have recovered from the disease, all of them from Home-Based and Isolation Care. This pushes the total recoveries to 303,208 of whom 250,268 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,940 are from various health facilities countrywide.

One patient has succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,639.

A total of 40 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 537 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 Drive

As of February 25, 2022, a total of 16,533,328 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,780,274 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,539,852.

Another 962,722 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 250,480 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 55,886 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 30,617.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.7 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.7 per cent.