Kenya records 12 new Covid cases, one death

All the 12 new cases are Kenyans.

In Summary

•Kagwe stated that one patient has recovered from the disease, and is from a health facility in the country. 

• Eight are males while 4 are females, with the youngest being a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 62 years. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past event.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past event.
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From a sample size of 5,672 tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya on Sunday recorded 12 new Covid-19 cases, with the positivity rate now at 0.2%.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said all the 12 new cases are Kenyans.

Eight are males while 4 are females, with the youngest being a seven-year-old child while the oldest is 62 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 323,183 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,440,216.

Kagwe stated that one patient has recovered from the disease, and is from a health facility in the country.

This pushes the total recoveries to 317,491 of whom 264,491 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,000 are from various health facilities countrywide.

One patient has succumbed to the disease and is a late death reported after conducting facility audit records in February2022.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities 5,645. 

A total of 21 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 194 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

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

Another 4 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 12, a total of 17,118,224 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 7,922,091 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,830,041.

Another 1,102,104 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17years while 263,988 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 8,518 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last24 hours is 4,678.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 64.8%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.7%.