COVID-19: Kenya Records 57 New Cases

COVID-19: Kenya Records 57 New Cases

Fifty seven people have contracted COVID-19 from a sample size of 2,954, raising the positivity rate to 1.9 per cent reported on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022.

Of the cases tested within the last 24 hours, 45 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners; 35 are males and 22 are females, while the youngest is a 5-year-old child and the oldest is 80 years old.

The Ministry of Health confirmed a total of cases as at  now to be 324,406 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,655,967.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi recorded 37 cases, Siaya 6, Kilifi 5, Kiambu 2, Murang’a 2, Kisumu, Kwale, Turkana Mombasa, and Bomet had one case each.

Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe, in a statement to newsrooms, noted that 15 patients recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care program; this pushes the total recoveries to 318, 375.

Meanwhile, no death was recorded, thus the cumulative fatalities stand at 5,651.

In the vaccination campaign, a total of 18,133,142 vaccines had been administered across the country as of May 24, 2022.

“Of these, 16,419,411 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above),” stated CS Kagwe.

“Another 1,352,862 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 33,760 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 327,109 are booster doses.”

The CS added that the total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 15,486 while the total number of people fully vaccinated is 7,202.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 30.8 per cent, he said, adding that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27, 246, 033.

Four patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 375 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

“No patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), on supplemental oxygen or in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” Kagwe said.