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COVID19 UPDATE

Kenya's Covid positivity rate at 6.9% as 232 test positive

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now at 31.2 per cent.

In Summary

•Kenya's total confirmed positive cases are now 326,449 while cumulative tests conducted so far are 3,695,448.

•The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 92 years old.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Kenya on Friday recorded 232 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 3,375 tested in the last 24 hours.

The Health Ministry said in a statement, that of the cases 185 are Kenyans while 47 are foreigners. 121 are females and 111 males, this brings the positivity rate to 6.9 per cent.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 92 years old.

Nairobi accounted for 66 of the new cases, Nairobi 123, Kiambu 29, Kitui 22, Nakuru 15, Uasin Gishu 12, Kajiado 6, Kilifi 6, Mombasa 5, Siaya 5, Embu 3, Kericho 2, Murang’a 2, Busia and Kisumu 1 case each.

Kenya's total confirmed positive cases are now 326,449 while cumulative tests conducted so far are 3,695,448.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 117 patients have recovered from the disease, all from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program.

"This pushes the total recoveries to 319,325 of whom 266,294 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,031 are from various health facilities countrywide," he said in the statement.

Fortunately, no patient has succumbed to the disease therefore the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,651.

There are 42 patients currently admitted to various health facilities while 1,431 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) but 4 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 2 are on supplemental oxygen.

A heath worker vaccinates a man on May 11, 2022
A heath worker vaccinates a man on May 11, 2022
Image: REUTERS

Vaccination Campaign

So far, Kenya has administered a total of 18,396,895 vaccines. Of these, 16,555,424 are doses administered to the adult population while 1,433,513 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years.

36,879 children below 15 years but above 12 years were also vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 26,122 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 9,767.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now at 31.2 per cent.

The government is working towards vaccinating 27,246,033 people by December 2022.

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