Postivity rate now at 0.3% asKenya records 9 new Covid19 cases

Postivity rate now at 0.3% asKenya records 9 new Covid19 cases

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,7TH APRIL,2022-The Ministry of Health has announced that 9 people contracted COVID-19 from a sample size of 2,772 samples tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 0.3 percent.

Of the cases, six are Kenyans while three are foreigners; 5 are males and four are females. The youngest is an 11-year old child and the oldest is 63 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,506 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,540,245.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi recorded 8 cases while Turkana had one case.

In the vaccination campaign, a total of 17,720,907 vaccines had been administered across the country as of March 6, 2022.

“Of these, 16,190,116 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above),” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Thursday.

“Another 1,230,191 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, while 284, 804 are booster doses.”

The CS added that the total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 13,766 while the total number of people fully vaccinated is 10,057.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 0.3 per cent, he said, adding that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

CS Kagwe noted that 9 patients recovered from the disease, all of them from Home-Based Isolation and Care. This pushes the total recoveries to 317,735.

No death was recorded hence cumulative fatalities stand at 5,648.

A total of 14 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 109 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or on supplemental oxygen or in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” added the CS.

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