390 test positive for COVID19 as Kenya’s positivity rate jump to  11.6pc

390 test positive for COVID19 as Kenya’s positivity rate jump to 11.6pc

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,17TH JUNE,2022-Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 390 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,353 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 11.6pc.

In a statement Friday, Kagwe said from the cases 353 are Kenyans while 37 are foreigners. 202 are females and 188 males. The youngest is a 1-year-old while the oldest is 101 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 328,709 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,717,333.

In terms of County distribution Kagwe said Nairobi had 274 cases, Kiambu 37, Nakuru 20, Siaya 10, Kilifi 9, Mombasa 8, Murang’a 8, Nyeri 7, Laikipia 4, Uasin Gishu 3, Bungoma 2, Kisumu 2, Nyamira 2, Busia, Embu, Meru and Nyandarua 1 case each.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (25), 10-19 years (31), 20-29 years (75), 30-39 (93), 40-49 (74) 50-59 (45), 60 years and above (49).

Kagwe said 163 patients have recovered from the disease, 162 are from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program while one is from a health facility countrywide. This pushes the total recoveries to 320,146 of whom 267,094 are from the Home-Based Care and 3 Isolation program, while 53,052 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Fortunately, no patient has succumbed to the disease therefore the cumulative fatalities remain 5,651,” said the CS.

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (62), 10-19 years (43), 20-29 (149), 30-39 years (410), 40-49 years (647), 50-59 years (1,029), 60 years and above (3,311).

The CS said here are 52 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 2,860 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. Three patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and are on supplemental oxygen, while 7 are in General Wards and are on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of June 16th 2022, Kagwe said a total of 18,551,017 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 16,630,188 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).

Another 1,483,574 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 39,351 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 397,904 are booster doses.

“The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 20,287 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 7,917. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 31.4%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said the CS.

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