404 test positive for COVID-19 as Kenya’s  Positivity Rate Rises To 13.1 %

404 test positive for COVID-19 as Kenya’s Positivity Rate Rises To 13.1 %

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,30TH JUNE,2022-The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported on Thursday that 404 people tested positive for COVID-19 out of 3,075 samples tested in the past 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to 13.1 per cent, up from Wednesday’s 12.5 per cent.

Of the cases, 335 are Kenyans while 69 are foreigners;  179 are females and 225 are males. The youngest case is that of a one-year-old child, and the oldest patient is 102 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 333,694 out of 3,756,995 tests conducted so far.

The infections were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 220, Siaya 37, Kericho 20, Kilifi 14, Nakuru 14, Murang’a 13, Kajiado 12, Kakamega 12, Mombasa 11, Embu 9, Kiambu 9, Kitui 8, Kisumu 7, Kirinyaga 5, Makueni 3, Laikipia 2, Nyeri 2, Garissa, Homa Bay, Machakos, Meru, Nyamira and Nyandarua had one case each.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 252 patients have recovered from the disease which has claimed one life in the past 24 hours. Cumulative fatalities currently stand at  5,652.

“There are 133 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 3,956 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” said Kagwe.

On vaccination, a total of 18,815,675 vaccines have also been administered across the country, according to Kagwe.

“Of these, 16,762,178 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above). Another 1,539,215 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 42,684 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 471,598 are booster doses,” said the CS.

“The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 21,306 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 8,043.”

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