Kenya’s Covid-19 rate at 0.8% as 47 tests positive

The Covid-19 positivity rate is now at 0.8% after 47 people tested positive for the disease on Friday, out of a sample size of 5,928 tested in the past 24 hours.

Of the cases, 38 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 28 men, 19 women. The youngest is a 4 year old child while the oldest is 79 years old.

The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 322,869 and the cumulative testing done so far is 3,357,710.

Regarding the county distribution; Nairobi 32, Nakuru 5, Mombasa 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Embu 1, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1, Kilifi 1, Migori 1 and Nyamira 1.

The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (1), 10-19 years (2), 20-29 years (13), 30-39 (9), 40-49 (7), 50-59 (7), 60 years and older ( 8th).

32 patients have recovered from the disease, 26 from various healthcare facilities across the country, while 6 are from home-6 based and isolation care.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 303,198, of which 250,258 are from the home care and isolation program, while 52,940 are from various healthcare facilities across the country.

No death is reported today, cumulative deaths remain at 5,638.

A total of 69 patients are currently being admitted to various healthcare facilities across the country, while 537 are being treated under the home isolation and care program.

4 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and all are on ventilators. Another 13 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all are in the general wards.

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

As of February 24, 2022, a total of 16,456,660 vaccines had been administered nationwide.

Of these, 7,755,463 are partially vaccinated while 7,502,696 are fully vaccinated.

2 Another 950,164 are doses given to people between 15 and 17 years of age, while 248,337 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 53,404, while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 30,137.

Second dose uptake among those receiving their first dose was 63.6%. The proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 27.5%.

The government is working to vaccinate a target population of 27,246,033.

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