BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH MARCH,2022-Kenya recorded 12 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday from a sample size of 4,661 tested in the last 24 hours.
The country’s positivity rate is at 0.3%.
The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 323,395 from a cumulative test of 3,507,448 conducted since March.
Of the new cases, eight are Kenyans while four are foreigners with five being male while seven females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.
The youngest is a three-year-old child while the oldest is 63 years.
16 patients have recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based Care Program. The total number of recoveries now stands at 317,624 of which 264,610 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 53,014 are from various health facilities.
One patient has succumbed to the virus. The total number of fatalities due to Covid-19 now stands at 5,648.
A total of 13 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 110 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, one patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and also on ventilatory support. Three patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
A total of 17,565,944 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 16,074,373 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).
The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 25,555 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 18,214. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 29.6%.
“The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Kagwe.