Positivity rate at 0.3 % as 14 new Covid cases recorded

The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,641 as no death was reported.

In Summary

• The positivity rate is now at 0.3% and from the cases, 13 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner.

• Nine patients are males while 5 are females, with the youngest being a five-year-old child while the oldest is 61 years.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past event.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past event.
Image: FILE

Kenya on Wednesday recorded 14 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,585 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 0.3 per cent and from the cases, 13 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner.

Nine patients are males while 5 are females, with the youngest being a five-year-old child while the oldest is 61 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 323,129 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,418,275.

36 patients have recovered from the disease, all of them from Home Based and Isolation Care.

This pushes the total recoveries to 317,265, of whom 264,271 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,994 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,641 as no death has been reported.

A total of 27 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 204 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

One patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is on ventilatory support.

Another four patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards.

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

As of March 8, a total of 16,958,872 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 7,895,629 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,752,827.

Another 21,049,511 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 260,905 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 29,173 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 16,990.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 64.3 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.5 per cent. 


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