Kenya records 249 new Covid-19 infections as one succumbs


249 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 2,118 tested in the last 24 hours bringing total confirmed positive cases are now 335,341.

The positivity rate is now at 11.8% with cumulative tests so far conducted being 3,774,973.

In a statement out of the new cases 227 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners while 125 are males and 124 females.

The youngest is a 5-month-old while the oldest is 90 years old.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 75, Siaya 29, Kitui 24, Kericho 17, Kiambu 17, Nyeri 14, Kilifi 11, Nakuru 11, Garissa 9, Meru 6, Busia 5, Kajiado 5, Kisumu 4, Nyandarua 4, Murang’a 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kakamega 2, Laikipia 2, Mombasa 2, Tana River 2, Homa Bay, Kirinyaga, Kwale and Trans Nzoia 1 case each.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (14), 10-19 years (13), 20-29 years (48), 30-39 (56), 40-49 (45) 50- 59 (26), 60 years and above (47).

852 patients have recovered from Covid-19, 815 from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program while 37 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This pushes the total recoveries to 326,799 of whom 273,491 are from the Home- Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,308 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Sadly, one patient has succumbed to Covid-19, which is a late death reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of June 2022 pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,660.

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (62), 10-19 years (44), 20-29 (150), 30-39 years (410), 40-49 years (649), 50-59 years (1,029), 60 years and above (3,316).

There are 155 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 2,727 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Three patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of whom are on ventilatory support. Another 13 are in the General Wards and are all on supplemental oxygen.

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

Vaccination campaign

As of July 6th 2022, a total of 18,930,593 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 16,825,804 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).

Another 1,553,282 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 43,806 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 507,701 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 18,285 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 9,206.

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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