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The Ministry of Health has announced that 249 people tested positive for COVID-19 out of 2,118 samples tested in the last 24 hours, raising the positivity rate to 11.8 per cent.

Out of the confirmed cases, 227 are Kenyans and 22 are foreigners out of which 125 are males while 125 are females.

The youngest patient is a five-month-old while the oldest is 90 years old.

In terms of the cases distribution countrywide, Nairobi led with 75 followed by Siaya 29, Kitui 24, Kericho 17, Kiambu 17, Nyeri 14, Kilifi 11, Nakuru 11, Garissa 9, Meru 6, Busia 5, Kajiado 5, Kisumu 4, Nyandarua 4, Murang’a 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Kakamega 2, Laikipia 2, Mombasa 2, Tana River 2, Noma Bay, Kirinyaga, Kwale and Trans Nzoia had one each.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 852 patients have recovered from the disease which has claimed one life in the past 24 hours.

Cumulative fatalities currently stand at 5,660.

“There are 155 patients currently admitted in our health facilities, while 2,727 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” said Kagwe on Thursday.

“3 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of whom are on ventilatory support. Another 13 are in the General Wards and are all on supplemental oxygen. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

A total of 18,930,593 vaccines have also been administered across the country, according to Kagwe.

“Of these, 16,825,804 are doses administered to the adult population (18 years and above). Another 1,553,282 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years, 43,806 are below 15 years but above 12 years while 507,701 are booster doses,” said Kagwe.

“The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 18,285 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 9,206.”

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