Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate has risen to 3 percent over the last 24 hours, indicating a steady rise in new cases over the past few days.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe through a press statement on Thursday announced that 63 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours from a sample size of 2,070.
Among the cases are 56 Kenyans and 7 foreigners. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 324,469, with a total of 3,658,042 tests completed.
According to the press statement, 20 patients, all from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program, have recovered from the disease. This brings the total number of recoveries to 318,395, with 265,364 coming from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program and 53,031 from various health facilities across the country. Fortunately, no patients have died as a result of the disease, leaving the total number of fatalities at 5,651.
Kagwe further reported that there are three patients currently admitted to various health facilities, and 378 are part of the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. There are no patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no patients on supplemental oxygen, and no patients in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
On the vaccination campaign, the Health CS said as of May 25th, 2022, Kenya has administered a total of 18,151,053 vaccines across the country.
Of these, 16,431,464 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above). Another 1,356,122 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 34,011 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 329,456 are booster doses. The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 16,083 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 6,704. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 30.9%. The government targets vaccinating a total of 27,246,053 people.