No deaths reported as 63 test positive for Covid-19

Kenya recorded 63 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday from a sample size of 4,847 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate is at 1.3%.

The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 322,214 from a cumulative test of 3,266,160 conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 51 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners with 38 being male while 24 females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 91 years.

129 patients have recovered from the disease, 116 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 13 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 296,237 of which 243,609 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 52,628 are from various health facilities.

No deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. The total number of fatalities due to Covid-19 now stands at 5,621..

A total of 232 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 3,525 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, Seven patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 6 are on ventilatory support, and one on supplemental oxygen with 14 patients on observation.

A further 57 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 55 of them being admitted in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

On vaccination

A total of 13,969,965 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,021,804 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 6,428,495.

Another 2 321,600 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 198,066 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 159,591 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 79,147. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.2%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 23.6%.

“The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said the Health CS.


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