Kenya’s Covid-19 infection rate hits record high of 29.6 per cent

By Daily Nation

Covid-19 positivity rate in Kenya has hit a high of 29.6 per cent after 1,020 people tested positive from a sample size of 3,444 tested in the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases 906 are Kenyans while 114 are foreigners. 534 females and 486 are males. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 95 years. Total cumulative tests conducted are now at 2,933,764.

Nairobi County leads with the number of new infections with 669 cases followed by Kiambu 122, Kajiado 42, Kericho 36, Nakuru 18, Tharaka Nithi 17, Kwale 13, Murang’a 12, Siaya 12, Meru 8, Laikipia 8, Homa Bay 7, Machakos 7, Kitui 7, Migori 7, Baringo 6, Kilifi 6, Garissa 4, Nyeri 3, Embu 3, Kakamega 3, Kisumu 2, Mombasa 2, Narok 2, Trans Nzoia 1, Kisii 1, Turkana 1 and Makueni 1.

In a statement sent to media houses on Monday, the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe noted that 19 patients have recovered from the disease, 14 from various health facilities countrywide while five are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. Total recoveries now stand at 249,315.

No death has been reported in the last 24 hours, therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,353.

Mr. Kagwe also announced that 288 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,631 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

The CS further said that 16 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), nine of them on ventilatory support while seven are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 61 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 57 of them are in the general wards. Four patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

According to the ministry, a total of 8,902,539 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 5,310,496 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,592,043.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.2 percent while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 13.2 per cent.


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