In the last 24 hours, 991 individuals have tested positive for Covid-19, out of a sample size of 6,417. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 15.4%.
The total number of confirmed positive Covid-19 cases now stands at 147,147, while the cumulative tests conducted so far are 1,571,244.
Of the cases announced today, 956 are Kenyans while 35 are foreigners. 543 are male and 448 are females. The youngest is a seven-month-old infant day while the oldest is 99 years old.
Health Acting Director General Dr Patrick Amoth receives the Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, March 5.
Sadly, 26 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. This pushes the cumulative number of fatalities to 2,394.
370 patients have recovered from the disease, 214 are from home-based and isolation care, while 156 are from various health facilities. The total recoveries now stand at 99,580.
A total of 1,607 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,996 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care, 239 patients are in the Intensive care Unit (ICU), 47 of whom are on ventilatory support and 161 on supplemental oxygen, 31 patients are on observation.
As of Monday, April 12, the Ministry of Health reported a total of 526,026 people had been vaccinated with the Astrazeneca vaccine, with 122,984 being Health Workers, 42,343 security officers, 76,753 teachers.
283,946 members of the public were also recorded, including those at 58 years and above. More men had been vaccinated than women with a total of 296,724 (56.5%) while 229,118 (43.5%) females have so far received the jab.
The news comes as three patients died at the Nakuru Level 5 hospital after an oxygen production plant malfunction. The reports were confirmed by the county health officials.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in previous briefings advocated for Kenyans to take the jab in abid to protect themselves and their loved ones.
“Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. This can reduce your risk of developing COVID-19 and make your symptoms milder if you do get it,” stated Kagwe.
Kenya has opened discussions with Covax which will see top private hospitals in the country buy Covid-19 vaccines for their wealthy clientele.