Kenya’s Covid positivity rate at 5.4pc as 88 test positive

Kenya’s Covid positivity rate at 5.4pc as 88 test positive

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH JULY,2022-Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 88 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 1,615 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 5.4pc.

In a statement Monday, Kagwe said from the cases 74 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners. 50 are females and 38 females. The youngest is a 1-year-old while the oldest is 85 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 335,861 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,781,431.

In terms of County distribution Kagwe said Nairobi had 60 cases, West Pokot 17, Mombasa 4, Kiambu 3, Nyeri 2, Bungoma and Machakos 1 case each.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (2), 10-19 years (9), 20-29 years (21), 30-39 (19), 40-49 (12) 50-59 (12), 60 years and above (13).

Kagwe said  400 patients have recovered from the disease, 388 from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program while 12 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This pushes the total recoveries to 328,027 of whom 274,704 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,323 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“Sadly, 4 patients have succumbed to the disease, which are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of July 2022. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,667.

Our sincere condolences to the families and friends that have lost their loved ones,” said the CS.

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (62), 10-19 years (44), 20-29 (150), 30-39 years (411), 40-49 years (651), 50-59 years (1,029), 60 years and above (3,320).

The CS said there are 146 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 2,025 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 3 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of whom are on ventilatory support.

Another 11 are in the General Wards and are all on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of July 9th 2022, a total of 18,982,295 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 16,854,971 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).

“Another 1,558,176 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 44,181 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 524,967 are booster doses,” added the CS.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 5,478 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 2,637. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 32.0%.

The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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