Kenya’s COVID-19 Positivity At 5.1% As 112 New Cases Recorded

Kenya’s COVID-19 Positivity At 5.1% As 112 New Cases Recorded

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,5TH JUNE,2022-The Ministry of Health has announced that 112 people have tested positive for COVID-19 out of a total of 2,214 people tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate has risen to 5.1%, according to Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement released on Sunday.

There are 86 Kenyans and 26 foreigners among the cases; 60 men and 52 women, with the youngest being five years old and the oldest being 91 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 325,554 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,682,132.

The cases are distributed across the counties as follows: Nairobi 91, Kitui 10, Murang’a 6, Kiambu 3 and Kericho 2.

CS Kagwe further noted 63 new recoveries within the same period, all of whom are from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program.

“This pushes the total recoveries to 318,818 of whom 265,787 are from the 3 Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,031 are from various health facilities countrywide,” he said.

There have been no new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,651.

In the ongoing vaccination exercise, the ministry noted that 18,271,847 vaccines had been administered across the country as of June 4.

“Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 31.1%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Kagwe.

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