Kenya Records 1,372 New COVID-19 Cases, Positivity Rate at 24.4pc

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Kenya Records 1,372 New COVID-19 Cases, Positivity Rate at 24.4pc

The Ministry of Health yesterday announced that 1,372 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,635 tested in the last 24 hours, posting a positivity rate of 24.4%.

Total cases confirmed now are 263,707 while the cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,930,320.

From the cases, 1,260 are Kenyans while 112 are foreigners; 699 are females and 673 are males, while the youngest is a five-month-old child while the oldest is 90 years.

The ministry also said 74 patients recovered from the disease, 24 of them from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 50 from different health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries are now 249,296.   Kenya’s death toll from the virus now stands at 5,353.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said a total of 278 patients are now admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,996 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

The Cabinet Secretary further added that a total of 8,861,039 vaccines had been administered across the country as of December 18, 2021.

Of these, 5,288,176 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,572,863. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.3%. 

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 13.1%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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