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Kenya records 4 new Covid-19 cases, no death

The new cases put the positivity rate at 0.2 per cent.

In Summary

• All the four are males, the youngest being 29 years old while the oldest is 63 years old.

• Among the new patients are three foreigners and one Kenyan.

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

Four people tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday from a sample size of 2,121 tested over the last 24 hours.

The new cases put the positivity rate at 0.2 per cent.

Among the new patients are three foreigners and one Kenyan.

All the four are males, the youngest being 29 years old while the oldest is 63 years old.

The new figures now put total confirmed positive cases at 323,609  while the cumulative tests conducted so far stand at 3,565,081.

In a statement on Saturday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said three of the patients are residents of Nairobi while one is a resident in Kwale County.

Kagwe said five other patients recovered from the disease from the Home Based and Isolation Care program.

"This pushes the total recoveries to 317,811 of whom 264,793 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,018 are from various health facilities countrywide," Kagwe said.

He said that the death toll remained at 5,649 as no death had been reported over the period under review.

The CS, however, said 11 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 122 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

He said no patient was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or on supplemental oxygen or in the general wards or in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination status

On vaccination, Kagwe revealed that the Ministry of Health had by Friday, April 15, 2022 administered a total of 17,810,207 vaccines across the country.

Out of this number, 16,289,410 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above), while 1,229,600 doses had been administered to those aged between 15 to 17 years.

He said another 291,197 jabs are booster doses.

Within a 24-hour period preceding Saturday, 1,231 doses were administered while the total number of people who were fully vaccinated over the same period was 1,061.

In general the proportion of adults fully vaccinated now stands at 30.3 per cent.

The government is targeting to vaccinate 27,246,033 people by the end of 2022.

This means there is still a deficit of 9,435,826 who must be vaccinated by by end of December for this target be achieved.

Theoretically, the government must over the next eight and a half months vaccinate an average of 37,000 people.

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