COVID19 on the rise as positivity rate now hits 5% after 150 more people tested positive

COVID19 on the rise as positivity rate now hits 5% after 150 more people tested positive

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,3RD JUNE,2022-Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate Friday climbed sharply to 5pc after 150 people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 2,999 tested in the last 24 hours.

Nairobi reported the highest number of cases at 120, followed by Nakuru at 11, Kiambu 10, Kilifi 3, Siaya 2, Kirinyaga, Kisumu, Kwale and Nyeri a case each.

Those who tested positive are all Kenyans except for 25 are foreigners; 84 are females and 66 males.

No death was reported even as 75 patients recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program.

This pushes the total recoveries to 318,698 of whom 265,667 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,031 are from various health facilities countrywide with cumulative fatalities remaining 5,651.

On hospitalisations, six patients are currently admitted to our health facilities, while 965 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), none is on supplemental oxygen and no patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU)” said health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.

Vaccination campaign

As of June 1st 2022, a total of 18,246,738 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 16,483,746 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).

Another 1,380,761 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 34,766 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 347,465 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 15,561 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 6,829.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 31pc. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

Ac accelerated vaccination campaign for the capital city is ongoing to contain the virus.

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