BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,16TH MARCH 2022-Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 15 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,801 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 0.3%.
In a statement, Wednesday Kagwe said from the cases 14 are Kenyans and one foreigner. 9 females while 6 are males. The youngest is an 11-year-old while the oldest is 82 years.
Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,219 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,452,907.
In terms of County distribution Kagwe said Nairobi had 9 cases, Bungoma, Kisumu, Mandera, Mombasa, Nyeri and Homa Bay 1 case each.
Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (1), 20-29 years (1), 30-39 (4), 40-49 (5), 50-59 (1), 60 years and above (3).
Kagwe said 20 patients have recovered from the disease and all of them are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care. This pushes the total recoveries to 317,523 of whom 264,523 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,” Kagwe said.
Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (62), 10-19 years (43), 20-29 (149), 30-39 years (409), 40-49 years (647), 50-59 years (1,028), 60 years and above (3,309).
The CS said that a total of 19 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 117 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 1 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).
“As of March 15th 2022, a total of 17,210,648 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,938,884 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,872,143. Another 1,133,669 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 265,952 are booster doses. The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 27,921 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 4,354. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.9%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” Kagwe said.