No fatalities recorded as 24 more test positive for Covid-19

Kenya recorded 24 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday from a sample size of 1,325 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate is at 1.8%.

The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 338,009 from a cumulative test of 3,842,184 conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 15 are Kenyans while nine are foreigners with 24 being male while 18 females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The youngest is a five-year-old while the oldest is 73 years.

21 patients have recovered from the disease, all from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program. This pushes the total recoveries to 332,201 of whom 278,609 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,592 are from various health facilities across the country.

No patient has succumbed to the disease therefore the cumulative fatalities remain 5,673.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 25 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 110 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 6 patients are on supplemental oxygen, 1 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 5 are in General Wards.

a total of 20,934,700 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 17,637,943 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above).

An additional 1,889,594 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 330,754 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 1,076,409 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 7,292 while the total number of people fully vaccinated over the last 24 hours stand at 2,671.

“ The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033 people,” Kagwe said.

  

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