BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND APRIL,2022-The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 24 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 2,716 samples tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 0.9 per cent.
Of the cases, 18 are Kenyans and 6 are foreigners; 15 are males while 9 are females. The youngest is a 6- year-old child while the oldest is 80 years old.
Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,688 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,578,739.
In terms of county distribution, Nairobi recorded 23 cases and Homa Bay had one case.
In the vaccination campaign, a total of 17,849,742 vaccines had been administered across the country as of March 21, 2022.
“Of these, 16,322,538 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above),” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement to newsrooms.
“Another 1,232,435 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, while 294,769 are booster doses.”
The CS added that the total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 8,836 while the total number of people fully vaccinated is 5,694.
The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 30.4 per cent, he said, adding that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27, 246, 033.
Kagwe noted that 20 patients recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program. This pushes the total recoveries to 317,902.
Meanwhile, no death was recorded, thus the cumulative fatalities stand at 5,649.
A total of three patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 134 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),” Kagwe said.