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4.9 million Kenyans vaccinated as Covid-19 cases dip

Covid-19 cases in the country dropped further, with only 16 people testing positive from a sample size of 1,318 tested in the last 24 hours.

“The positivity rate now stands at 1.2%. From the cases all 16 are Kenyans. 9 males while 7 are females. The youngest is a 20-year-old while the oldest is 78 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 252,688 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,675,023” said health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi KagweMonday.

Three late deaths were reported pushing the death toll to 5,260.

In terms of County distribution; Kakamega and Meru have three cases each, Nairobi and West Pokot two while Homa Bay and Kajiado have a case each.

Total recoveries now stand at 246,355 after 81 were given a clean bill of health, 71 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 10 are from various health facilities countrywide.

493 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,321 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 29 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 163 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 155 of them in the general wards. 8 patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

So far a total of 4,944, 441 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,513,683 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,430,758. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 38.7%.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 5.3%. The Ministry of Health says it is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.


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