COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya's positivity rate drops to 0.3%

The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,644 as no death has been recorded.

In Summary

• 14 of the new cases are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with being 16 males while four are females.

• Two patients have recovered from the disease, one from the Home Based and Isolation Care while one is from a facility countrywide.

Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on Covid-19 at Afya House on March 11, 2022.
Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on Covid-19 at Afya House on March 11, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

From a sample size of 6,123 tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya has recorded 20 new Covid-19 cases, with the positivity rate now at 0.3%.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 14 of the new cases are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with being 16 males while four are females.

The youngest is a 5-year-old child while the oldest is 78 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 323,160 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,429,326.

He added that two patients have recovered from the disease, one from the Home Based and Isolation Care while one is from a facility countrywide.

This pushes the total recoveries to 317,467, of whom 264,472 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,995 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,644 as no death has been recorded.

A total of 26 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 246 are under the Home-BasedIsolation and Care program.

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

Another two 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 11, a total of 17,054,582 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 7,909,933 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,800,245.

Another 21,081,573 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 262,831 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 41,199 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 20,151.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 64.7%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.6%.


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