Kenya Records 47 New COVID19 Cases As Positivity Rate Rises To 2.1 Per Cent

Kenya Records 47 New COVID19 Cases As Positivity Rate Rises To 2.1 Per Cent

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST MAY,2022-The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that 47 people contracted COVID-19 from a sample size of 2,248 tested within the last 24 hours, raising the positivity rate to 2.1 per cent.

On Friday, the cases were at 46 with a positivity rate of 2.0 per cent having risen from 1.6 per cent on Thursday.

Of the Saturday cases, 35 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners; 26 are males and 21 are females, while the youngest is a 4-year-old and the oldest is 67 years old.

Total confirmed cases are now 324,222 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,647,100.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi recorded 25 cases, Nyeri 12, Kisumu 7, Kiambu 2 and Kisii had one case.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, noted that 18 patients recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program; this pushes the total recoveries to 318, 263.

Meanwhile, no death was recorded, thus the cumulative fatalities stand at 5,649.

One patient is currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 309 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), on supplemental oxygen or in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” Kagwe said.

In the vaccination campaign, the government is working toward vaccinating a targeted population of 27, 246, 033.

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