COVID

Kenya records 24 new cases of Covid, 22 recoveries

In Summary

• This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 323,002, and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,381,634.

• 16,740,060 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,850,174 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,636,280.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he visited Kisumu during the Inter-Governmental Tripartite Agreement for the establishment of Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital on March 2, 2022.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he visited Kisumu during the Inter-Governmental Tripartite Agreement for the establishment of Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital on March 2, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

The Ministry of Health has reported 24 new cases of Coronavirus from a sample size of 4,956 tested in the last 24 hours.

Through a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Wednesday that the country’s positivity rate is now at 0.5 per cent.

All 24 cases are Kenyans. 17 are males while 7 are females.

The youngest patient is a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 81 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 323,002, and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,381,634.

Nairobi recorded cases, Mandera 5, Nakuru 4, Kiambu 2, Nyeri 2, Embu 1, Migori 1 and Turkana 1.

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

This pushes the total recoveries to 303,296 of whom 250,314 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,982 are from various health facilities countrywide.

One patient has also succumbed to the virus, pushing the total fatalities in the country to 5,640.

A total of 39 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 483 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 14 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 March 1, a total of 16,740,060 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,850,174 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,636,280.

Another 998,125 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 255,481 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 34,763 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 24,339.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.8 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.0 per cent.