Kenya records 559 new Covid-19 cases

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 23 Jun, 2022 17:12 | 2 mins read
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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO/MoH/Facebook

Kenya, on Thursday, June 23, recorded 559 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 3,639 tested in the past 24 hours.

This translates to a positivity rate of 15.4 per cent.

Of the cases, 486 are Kenyans and 73 foreigners while 322 are males and 237 females.

The youngest is a 1-year-old child and the oldest is 93.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 331,037 from 3,735,338 cumulative tests.

New Covid-19 cases per county

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has congratulated Kenyan nurse Anna Qabale for winning the global nursing award PHOTO/Courtesy
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO/MoH/Twitter

In terms of County distribution, Nairobi recorded 253, Siaya 76, Kiambu 48, Nakuru 27, Nyeri 22, Kilifi 20, Kitui 20, Trans Nzoia 14, Kericho 13, Mombasa 12, Uasin Gishu 11, Kajiado 8, Garissa 7, Kisumu 7, Meru 4, Nyamira 4, Embu 3, Lamu 3, Murang’a 2, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Kirinyaga, Kwale and Laikipia 1 case each.

"Today, 213 patients have recovered from the disease, 207 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program while 6 are from various health facilities countrywide.

"This pushes the total recoveries to 321,494 of whom 268,375 are from the HomeBased Care and Isolation program, while 53,119 are from various health facilities countrywide," Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement.

No patient succumbed to the disease during the period, keeping the cumulative fatalities at 5,651.

According to the CS, there are 89 patients currently admitted in health facilities, while 3,803 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and are on ventilator support, while 16 are in General Wards and are on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Covid-19 vaccination

As of June 22, 2022, a total of 18,668,158 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, 16,688,584 are doses administered to the adult population while 1,510,095 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years.

Some 41,151 doses were given to those between 12 and 15 years while 428,328 are booster doses.

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