COVID

Kenya’s positivity rate drops to 0.5%, as 32 new cases recorded

There is no death reported, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,640.

In Summary

• The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.2 per cent.

• The total confirmed positive cases are now 323,057 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,393,679.

JOORTH in Kisumu.
SCREENING: JOORTH in Kisumu.
Image: FAITH MATETE

The Ministry of Health has reported 32 new cases of Coronavirus from a sample size of 6,528 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement, the CS said that the positivity rate has dropped to 0.5 per cent. From the cases, 24 are Kenyans while 8 are foreigners. 25 are males while 7 are females.

The youngest is a twelve-year-old child while the oldest is 72 years.

Nairobi leads with 19 cases, Nakuru 7, Uasin Gishu 2, Garissa, Kiambu, Kisumu and Nyandarua 1 case each.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 323,057 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,393,679.

The CS said that there is no death reported, therefore the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,640.

A total of 39 patients are currently admitted at various health facilities countrywide, while 477 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. One patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is on ventilatory support.

An illustration.
An illustration.
Image: NANCY AGUTU

Another 11 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

The CS said that as of March 3, a total of 16,829,500 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,868,163 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,684,273.

Another 1,019,325 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 257,739 are booster doses. The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 30,301 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 23,644.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 64.0 per cent.

Also, the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.2 per cent.