COVID

Positivity rate drops to 0.2%, as Kenya records 14 recoveries

In Summary

• 4 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

• Kagwe said that nine people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 4,020 tested in the last 24 hours.

Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
COVID TEST: Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced on Sunday that 14 patients have recovered from Coronavirus, and all of them are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care.

The CS said in a statement that the total recoveries now stand at 317,581 of whom 264,581 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,000 are from various health facilities countrywide.

He also said that no death has been reported, therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,647.

Kagwe said that nine people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 4,020 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 0.2 per cent. From the cases, 7 are foreigners and 2 are Kenyans. 8 are males while one is female. The youngest is a 22-year-old while the oldest is 57 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 323,281 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,470,975.

Mombasa recorded 4 cases, Nakuru 2, Kisumu, Laikipia, and Nairobi 1 case each.

A total of 19 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 127 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 19, a total of 17,327,143 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,958,937 are partially vaccinated 7,932,715.

Another 1,166,866 are doses administered to those aged 15 to 17 years while 268,625 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 8,541 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 5,783.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 29.1 per cent.

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