The Ministry of Health has announced 624 new Covid-19 cases from 6,728 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the national total to 174,285.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 1,852,612. The country’s positivity rate is at 9.3 per cent.

In a statement issued on Thursday, 10th June, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that from the new cases, 567 are Kenyans while 57 are foreigners with 405 being males and 219 females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 94.

Kagwe said 313 patients have recovered from the disease, 258 from home-based and isolation care, and 55 from various health facilities countrywide. The total recoveries now stand at 119,246.

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Some 17 patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll to 3,362.

There are 991 patients currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while 4,940 patients are under Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

At the same time, 111 patients are reported to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of whom are on ventilatory support, 66 on supplemental oxygen and 14 patients are under observation.

Another 106 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 101 of them in general wards and five in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of today, a total of 1,059,117 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

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Of these, total first doses are 982,310 while total 2nd doses are 76,807. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 7.82 per cent with the majority being males at 57 per cent while females are at 43 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 25,430, aged 58 years and above 19,721, others 19,074, teachers 7,545 while security officers are 5,037.

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