COVID-19

12 deaths recorded as 1,667 test positive for Covid-19

Total recoveries now stand at 264,656.

In Summary

•The new cases are from 8,703 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to 19.2 per cent.

•Some 1,210 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 25,991 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe gives the daily update of Covid-19 in the country at Afya House.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe gives the daily update of Covid-19 in the country at Afya House.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has announced 1,667 news cases of Covid-19 bringing the total caseload in the country to 310,797.

The new cases are from 8,703 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the positivity rate to 19.2 per cent.

From the cases, 840 are male and 827 are female, while the youngest is a one-month-old child and the oldest is 110 years.

Cumulative fatalities rose to 5,437 after 12 more patients succumbed to the disease. One of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours while 11 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the last one week.

A total of 2,523 patients have recovered from the disease, 2,395 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 128 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 264,656.

Some 1,210 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 25,991 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Another 54 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 31 of them on ventilatory support while 22 are on supplemental oxygen.

One patient is under observation.

An additional 316 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 288 of them are in the general wards while 28 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of January 7, a total of 10,572,187 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,030,173 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,468,661.

Another 24,010 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 49,393 are booster doses.