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Kenya records 163 new COVID-19 cases as the positivity rate exceeds 6.6 percent

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The Ministry of Health estimates the positive rate at 6.6 percent, based on 3,685,969 tests completed. In addition to the 137 Kenyans, 26 foreign nationals are involved. There are 86 men and 77 women in all, with the youngest being one year old and the oldest being 87. 

Nairobi had 105 COVID-19 cases, Kiambu had 24, Nakuru had 6, Kajiado had 5, Kilifi had 4, Siaya had 4, Nyeri had 3, Mombasa had 2, Kisumu had 2, Uasin Gishu had 2, and Busia had one.

128 patients healed after participating in the home-based and isolation care programs. Home-based care and isolation programs account for 266,004 of the current 319,035, with hospital-based recovery programs accounting for the remaining 53,031 recoveries.

The official death toll is 5,651. However, this figure includes those who died for reasons other than illness. In Kenya, the age group with the highest number of fatalities ranged from 49 to 69 years old (3,311).

Kenya hospitals now have eight patients, and the Home-Based Isolation and Care program has 1,103 participants. There is no one in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), on oxygen, or in the High Dependency Unit (HDU) because of coronavirus.

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign

As of June 6, 2022, 18,300,580 vaccines had been distributed in Kenya. Adults receive 16.510.705 of the total 16,510,705 prescriptions (18 years and above). Teenagers aged 15 to 17 receive an additional 1,396,945 doses, and adolescents aged 12 to 15 receive 35,528 doses, of which 357,402 are booster doses.

In the last 24 hours, 18,288 vaccinations have been administered. In the previous 24 hours, 7,829 people had been properly inoculated. More than one-third of adults have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Kenya. The government intends to vaccinate 27,246,033 people.

Source: Medriva.

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