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Kenya vaccinates over 55,000, cases up by 37


A healthcare worker vaccinates a member of the public in Nairobi. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Kenya has vaccinated 55,886 people in the last 24 hours, according to the latest statistics from the Health Ministry.

So far, the country has administered some 16.5 million vaccines, and only 27.7 per cent of the adult population is fully inoculated.

On Saturday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said thirty-seven people tested positive for the coronavirus disease from 5,894 samples conducted in the last 24 hours.

The Covid-19 positivity rate is now 0.6 per cent, with 322,906 confirmed cases and 3,363,604 cumulative tests conducted since March 2020.

Some ten patients have also recovered from the disease, “all discharged from the Home Based and Isolation Care Program,” Kagwe said.

Total recoveries are now 303,208.

One patient has succumbed to the disease, pushing fatalities to 5,639.

Further, forty patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 537 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Four patients are in the ICU and thirteen on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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