Kenya's Covid-19 Positivity Rate at 6.3%

  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on October 2020.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe addressing the media on October 2020.
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  • 568 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 9,029 tested in the last 24 hours.

    In a press briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated that the positivity rate currently stood at 6.3%.

    From the cases, 551 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners. 344 are male and 224 are female. The youngest is a one-year-old-infant while the oldest is 105 years.

    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
    Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (centre) receiving the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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    The total confirmed positive cases in the country stands at 162,666 and the cumulative tests conducted so far are 1,710,414.

    173 patients have recovered. 130 from home-based and isolation care and 43 from various health facilities. Total recoveries now stand at 110,653.

    Sadly, 15 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,865.

    5 of the deaths occurred on diverse dates within the last month and 10 being death reports from facility record audits.

    A total of 1,086 patients have been hospitalised in various hospitals while 6,381 are on home based care.

    131 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 28 on ventilators and 83 on supplementary oxygen.

    In terms of vaccination, Kagwe said that vaccine doses would be taken from counties with slow uptake and redistributed to prevent expiry.

    The Ministry of Health warned Kenyans to be vigilant and follow the guidelines issued to ensure that the positivity rate does not shoot up.

    Kenyatta Hospital, among the 16 hospitals listed for the vaccination process in Nairobi by Nairobi Metropolitan Services health director.
    Kenyatta Hospital, among the 16 hospitals listed for the vaccination process in Nairobi by Nairobi Metropolitan Services health director.
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