Kenya’s COVID-19 Cases Climb To 288, Positivity Rate Rises To 9.9 Per Cent

Kenya’s COVID-19 Cases Climb To 288, Positivity Rate Rises To 9.9 Per Cent

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH JUNE,2022-The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that 288 people contracted COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,696 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 9.9 per cent.

Of the cases, 229 are Kenyans while 59 are foreigners; 165 are males and 123 are females, while the youngest is a one year old and the oldest is 81 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 326,737, while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,698,355.

The new infections were recorded across the country as follows: Nairobi 193, Kiambu 41, Nakuru 22, Mombasa 10, Murang’a 6, Kisumu 5, Uasin Gishu 4, Kilifi 2, Kakamega, Laikipia, Meru, Nyeri and Siaya had one case each.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, said 94 patients recovered from the disease; all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program, thereby pushing the total recoveries to 319, 419.

However, no patient succumbed to the disease; therefore the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,651.

“There are 45 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 1,622 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted CS Kagwe.

“Four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on supplemental oxygen while three are in the general wards on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

On the vaccination campaign, the CS revealed that a total of 18,432,071 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 16,571,963 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above) as of June 10, 2022.

He further stated that 1,446,679 doses were administered to those between 15 to 17 years; 37,411 are below 15 years but above 12 years, while 376,018 are booster doses.

“The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” added Kagwe.

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