COVID UPDATES

Kenya records 21 recoveries; positivity rate at 0.3%

Total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 24,888.

In Summary

• Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,272 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,466,955.

•Today, no death has been reported, therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,647.

Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on covid-19 at afya house on 11, March 2022.
Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on covid-19 at afya house on 11, March 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The Ministry of Health has reported that 21 patients have recovered from Coronavirus, and all of them are from Home-Based and Isolation Care.

This pushes the total recoveries to 317,567 of whom 264,567 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,000 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Today, no death has been reported, therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,647.

Through a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Saturday that 17 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,029 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 0.3 per cent. From the cases, 16 are Kenyans and 1 is a foreigner. 10 are males while 7 are females.

The youngest patient is a 9-year-old child while the oldest is 82 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,272 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,466,955.

In terms of County distribution; Kericho 7, Nairobi 5, Bungoma 3, Mombasa, and Nakuru 1 case each.

A total of 19 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 121 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).

Vaccination

As of March 18, a total of 17,313,441 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,955,886 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,924,802.

Another 1,164,237 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 268,516 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 24,888 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 14,515.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 29.1 per cent.

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