Covid positivity rate at 0.4% after 18 new cases recorded

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

In Summary

• 11 of these cases are foreigners and seven are Kenyans, with 11 being males while seven are females.

• The youngest is a two year-old child while the oldest is 67 years

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Afya house on March 11, 2022
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Afya house on March 11, 2022
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Thursday recorded 18 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 4,287 tested in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate now at 0.4%.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 11 of these cases are foreigners and seven are Kenyans, with 11 being males while seven are females.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 67 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 323,237 and cumulative tests conducted are 3,457,194.

Kagwe said four patients have recovered from the disease and all of them are from Home-Based and Isolation Care.

This pushes the total recoveries to 317,527 of whom 264,527 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,000 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The CS said the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,647 as no death has been reported.

A total of 19 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 125 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 16, a total of 17,244,756 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 7,944,436 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,889,066.

Another 21,144,281 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 266,973 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 24,555 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 13,001.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 29.0%.