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Covid-19 Positivity Rate Rises as Kenya Reports 660 New Cases

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya has recorded 660 new Covid-19 cases from the 6,176 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings to 177,282 the total number of confirmed cases from the 1,887,636 sample tests done so far. The country’s positivity rate is at 10.7 per cent.

In a statement issued on Thursday, 17th June, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 642 are Kenyans while 18 are foreigners, with 360 being males and 300 females. The youngest is a four-month-old-infant while the oldest is 102.

Some 812 patients have recovered from the disease, 519 were discharged from various hospitals, and 293 from the home-based and isolation care, raising the total to 122,018.

The Covid-19 death toll rose to 3,434 after six more patients succumbed to the virus.

Currently, there are 1,059 admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,812 patients are under home-based isolation and care programme. 

Some 89 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 25 of whom are on ventilatory support, 51 on supplemental oxygen and 13 patients are under observation.

Another 114 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 109 of them in general wards and five in High Dependency Units (HDU).

The cases are distributed in counties as follows: Siaya 123, Kisumu 102, Nairobi 78, Busia 68, Homa Bay 49, Mombasa 39, Kilifi 19, Nyamira 18, Kakamega 17, Nakuru and Bungoma 13 cases each, Nyandarua and Bomet 12 cases each, Kisii, Meru and Uasin Gishu 11 cases each, Trans Nzoia nine, Vihiga seven, and Migori six. Garissa and Turkana five cases each, Baringo and Embu four cases each, Kiambu, Kitui and Murang’a three cases each, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Mandera, Marsabit and Nandi two cases each while Narok, Kwale, Nyeri, West Pokot and Kajiado had one case each.

Vaccination:  Some 1,164,161 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses are 992,418 while second doses are 171,743.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 17.3 per cent with the majority being males at 56.4 per cent while females are at 43.6 per cent. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated is less than one per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: Health workers 48,033, aged 58 years and above 47,177, others 45,043, teachers 19,479 while security officers are at 12,011.

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