Kenya’s Covid positivity rate at 5.9% with 81 positive tests

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 81 people tested positive for Covid-19 out of a sample of 1,377 tested in the past 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 5.9%.

In a statement on Saturday, Kagwe said among the cases, 75 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. 41 are women while 40 are women. The youngest is 6 months old while the oldest is 95 years old. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 337,242 and the cumulative tests carried out so far are 3,807,142.

In terms of county breakdown, Kagwe said Nairobi had 27 cases, Kiambu 14, Kilifi 12, Nakuru 8, Kericho 5, Siaya 3, Tharaka Nithi 2, Homa Bay 2, Kajiado 2, Kirinyaga 2, Kisumu 2, Mombasa and Taita Taveta 1 case each.

The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (7), 10-19 years (4), 20-29 years (15), 30-39 (16), 40-49 (12) 50-59 (11), 60 years and over (16 ).

Kagwe said 239 patients have recovered from the disease, 159 from the home care and isolation program while 80 are from various health facilities across the country. This brings the total number of recoveries to 330,624, of which 277,097 are from the home care and isolation program, while 53,527 are from various health facilities across the country.

“Fortunately, no patient succumbed to the disease so the cumulative deaths remain at 5,670,” said the CS.

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (62), 10-19 years (44), 20-29 (150), 30-39 years (411), 40-49 years (652), 50-59 years (1,031), 60 years and above (3,320).

He noted that there are 54 patients currently admitted to health facilities, while 894 are under the isolation and home care programme. A patient is in the intensive care unit (ICU) and is on life support. Eight others are in headquarters and are all on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of July 22, 2022, a total of 19,303,467 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 17,009,218 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and older).

Another 1,603,239 are doses given to people aged 15 to 17, 66,342 are under 15 but over 12, while 624,668 are booster doses.

“The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 82,058 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 26,444. The proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 32.5% . The government is working to vaccinate a targeted population of 27,246,033 people,” the CS added.

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