Dec 4, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kenya reports 249 new Covid cases, positivity rate 11.8pc

The number of people infected with Covid-19 in Kenya has risen by 249 while the positivity rate is now 11.8 percent, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported. The new cases come from a sample size of 2,118 tested over the past 24 hours.

Mr Kagwe said 125 of those infected were Kenyans, while 124 were foreigners.< /p>

He said 125 were men and 124 were women, with the youngest being a five-month-old child and the oldest being 90 years old.

According to Mr. Kagwe, the total confirmed cases is 335,341, while the cumulative testing done so far is 3,774,973.

In the new cases, Nairobi County leads 75, Siaya 29, Kitui 24, Kericho 17, Kiambu 17, Nyeri 14, Kilifi 11, Nakuru 11, Garissa 9, Meru 6, Busia 5, Kajiado 5, Kisumu 4, Nyandarua 4, Murang’a 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kakamega 2, Laikipia 2, Mombasa 2, Tana River 2, Homa Bay, Kirinyaga, Kwale and Trans Nzoia 1 case each.

Recoveries

Further the CS noted that there were another 852 Patie nts have recovered from the illness, 815 from the home care and isolation program while 37 are from various health facilities across the country.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 326, of of which 799 were at home, while 53,308 were from different hospitals.

One ​​patient succumbed to the virus – this was a late death that was identified after conducting facility records audits in June 2022 – bringing the total number of deaths to 5,660

According to Mr Kagwe, 155 patients are being admitted to different hospitals across the country, while 2,727 are being treated under the home care program.< /p>

In addition, three patients are being cared for in the intensive care unit and all are being ventilated.

Another 13 patients are receiving supplemental oxygen the general n stations.

Vaccines

The ministry also noted that 18,930,593 vaccines were administered nationwide.

Of which 16,825,804 doses were administered to the adult population (18 years and older). Another 1,553,282 are doses given to people between the ages of 15 and 17, 43,806 are younger than 15 but older than 12, while 507,701 are booster doses.

The proportion of fully vaccinated adults is now 32 percent.