The Ministry of Health has today announced that 559 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 3,639 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total of confirmed positive cases to 331,037.
The positivity rate is now at 15.4 per cent with cumulative tests so far conducted standing at 3,735,338.
Out of the cases, 486 are Kenyans while 73 are foreigners; 322 are males and 237 are females, while the youngest is a one-year-old child and the oldest is 93 years old.
“Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (21), 10-19 years (48), 20-29 years (132), 30-39 (135), 40-49 (92) 50-59 (55), 60 years and above (76),” stated the Health Ministry.
In terms of counties: Nairobi 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 recorded a single case each.
According to the Health Ministry, 213 patients recovered from the disease; 207 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care Program while 6 are from health facilities countrywide.
Total recoveries are now at 321,494.
Cumulative fatalities still stand at 5,651 since no new deaths were recorded.
Additionally, the Health Ministry noted that there are 89 patients currently admitted to the 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 all on ventilator support, while 16 are in General Wards and are on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit,” MoH stated.
On the vaccination exercise, the Health Ministry revealed that a total of 18,668,158 vaccines have been administered across the country.
Of these, 16,688,584 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above) as of June 22, 2022.
The Ministry further stated that 1,510,095 doses were administered to those between 15 to 17 years; 41,151 are below 15 years but above 12 years, while 428,328 are booster doses.
The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 23,700 while the total number of people fully vaccinated is 8,998.
The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 31.6 per cent.
The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.