Kenya records seven new COVID19  cases, nine recoveries

Kenya records seven new COVID19 cases, nine recoveries

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH MARCH,2022-The Ministry of Health recorded seven new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday from a sample size of 4,166 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate is at 0.2%.

The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 323,402 from a cumulative test of 3,511,614 conducted since March.

Of the new cases, all are Kenyans, with five being male and two females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The youngest is a five-year-old child while the oldest is 53 years.

So far, no death has been reported and therefore the cumulative fatalities remain 5,648.

Nine patients have recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based Isolation and Care. This pushes the total recoveries to 317,633 of whom 264,619 are from the Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,014 are from various health facilities countrywide. 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 108 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Two 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 17,595,442 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 16,098,398 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).

Another 1,218,485 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 278,559 are booster doses. The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 23,742 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 16,821. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 29.7%.

“The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Kagwe.

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