Kenya Records 218 New Cases in COVID-19, With a Positivity Rate of 6.6 %.

Kenya has registered 218 new COVID-19 cases out of 3,317 tested in the last 24 hours, indicating a 6.6 percent positivity rate.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 177 of the new cases are Kenyans and 41 are foreigners.

The overall number of confirmed positive cases is currently 326,015, with 3,689,286 tests completed so far.

Nairobi 160, Kiambu 19, Nakuru 11, Murang’a 10, Siaya 5, Kilifi 3, Kisii 3, Bungoma 2, Mombasa 2, Garissa, Trans Nzoia, and Kisumu each had one case.

According to reports, 82 individuals have recovered from the condition, all of whom were enrolled in the Home Based and Isolation Care Program.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 319,117, with 266,086 coming through the Home-Based Care and Isolation program and 53,031 from various health facilities across the country.

Because no one has died as a result of the sickness, the total number of deaths has remained at 5,651.
“There are currently 8 patients in our health facilities, and 1,239 people are enrolled in the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

There are no patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), supplemental oxygen, or the High Dependency Unit (HDU) at this time “stated the Minister of Health.

As of June 7, 2022, a total of 18,329,151 vaccines had been administered across the country as part of the immunization campaign. A total of 16,524,062 doses were given to the adult population (18 years and above).

“An additional 1,407,489 doses were supplied to those aged 15 to 17, 35,821 doses were administered to those aged 12 to 15, and 361,779 doses were booster doses,” according to the Ministry of Health.

In the last 24 hours, 23,514 immunizations have been provided, with 8,776 persons receiving full vaccinations. Fully vaccinated adults accounted for 31.1 percent of the population.

The government is attempting to vaccinate a population of 27,246,033 people.

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Written by Esther Oyugi

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