Kenya Records 27 New COVID-19 Infections, Positivity Rate Now At 0.5pc

Kenya Records 27 New COVID-19 Infections, Positivity Rate Now At 0.5pc

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,20TH FEB,2022-Kenya’s tally of confirmed, positive COVID-19  infections hit 322,696 on Sunday, following a record of 27 new infections, tested from a sample size of 5,151 people in the last one day.

In a statement to the media on Sunday, the health ministry said the new infections posted a 0.5 positivity rate, and pushed the total number of samples tested so far to 3,333,023.

“22 are Kenyans, while 5 are foreigners.” 21 are males, while 6 are females, “the MoH said.

“The youngest is a 7-year-old, while the oldest is 104 years old,”

A total of 100 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 556 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 3 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and all of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 22 patients are on supplemental oxygen, and all of them are in the general wards. No patients are in the high-dependency unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, 69 patients have recovered from the disease; 53 from home-based isolation and care, and 16 from various health facilities.

“Total recoveries now stand at 303,079, of whom 250,211 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,868 are from various health facilities countrywide,” the Ministry of Health added.

There we no deaths reported on Sunday; Kenya; the death toll currently stands at 5, 635.

Vaccination 

The Ministry of Health had administered some 16,130, 662 vaccines as of February 19, with 7,653,579 being partial vaccinations and 7,344,620 being full vaccinations.

Another 891,366 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 241,097 are booster doses.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.3%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.0%,” the Health Ministry said.

“The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,”

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