COVID-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 3.6 pc, 12 more dead


COVID-19: Kenya’s positivity rate at 3.6 pc, 12 more dead
Health CS Mutahi addressing the media on the COVID-19 situation in the country on June 7, 2020. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

The Ministry of Health reported a 3.6 percent COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday- the lowest in as many days- based on 66 new infections from 1,833 samples.

The new infections push the country’s total caseload to 163,620 and the total number of samples tested so far to 1,721,122.

According to a statement from the Ministry, 65 of the new cases are Kenyans while 1 is a foreigner.

The new infections include 45 men and 21 women ranging in age from six months to 81 years.

A total of 1,122 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country, with 4,783 on Home Based Isolation and Care. The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has 134 patients, 23 of whom are on ventilatory support and 85 on supplemental oxygen. There are 26 patients who are being watched.

Another 89 patients require supplemental oxygen, 83 of whom are in general wards and 6 in High Dependency Units (HDU).

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 32, Kisii 11, Meru 5, Uasin Gishu 4, Nakuru 3, Elegyo Marakwet 1, Homa Bay 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Kiambu 1, Laikipia 1, Mombasa 1, Nandi 1, Nyandarua 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Turkana 1.

Meanwhile, 1,737 patients have recovered from the disease, with 1,580 coming from Home Based and Isolation Care and 157 from various health facilities across the country.

The total number of recoveries is now 112,298.

Home-based care and isolation account for 82,138 of the total recoveries, while various health facilities account for 30,790.

At the same time, 12 people have died in the last 24 hours. One death occurred within the last month, and 11 late deaths reports were discovered during facility record audits.

This brings the total number of fatalities to 2,907.

COVID-19 VACCINE

A total of 917,068 persons have so far been vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease countrywide. Of these 280,876 are aged 58 years and above

The Top five counties in terms of vaccination are; Nairobi with 277,321 persons vaccinated, Nakuru 63,191, Kiambu 45,599, Uasin Gishu 42,415 and Nyeri with 34,759 Persons vaccinated.

Counties with the least vaccination rate are: Wajir with 2,101 (0.2%) persons vaccinated, Isiolo 1,636 (0.2%), Tana River 842 (0.1%), Lamu 728 (0.1%) and Marsabit with 668 (0.1%) persons vaccinated.

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