Kenya Records 5 New COVID-19 Infections, Positivity Rate At 0.3pc

Kenya Records 5 New COVID-19 Infections, Positivity Rate At 0.3pc

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH APRIL,2022-Five people have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 1,836 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe through a statement on Sunday said that the country’s positivity rate now stands at 0.3 percent, down from Saturday’s 0.3 percent.

“From the cases, 4 are Kenyans while 1 is a foreigner. 4 are males and 1 is a female. The youngest is a 14-year-old while the oldest is 50 years old,” said Kagwe.

This brings the total number of cases recorded since the virus hit the country in 2020 to 323,614 out of the 3,566,917 tests conducted so far.

Four of the cases are from Nairobi County, while one is from Nakuru.

CS Kagwe further noted no new recoveries within the same period, and total recoveries still stand at 317,811, 264,793 while 53,018 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Additionally, no new deaths have been recorded and total fatalities remain 5,649.

On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the ministry noted that 17,813,671 vaccines had been administered across the country as of April 16. 

“Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 30.3%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Kagwe.

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