COVID-19

Nine deaths as 741 new Covid cases reported

306 patients have recovered from the disease, totaling recoveries to 264,962.

In Summary

• The youngest patient is a three-month-old child while the oldest is 100 years.

•Total confirmed positive cases are now 311,538 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,099,482.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has reported 741 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 5,329 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the country’s positivity rate is at 13.9 per cent.

From the cases, 655 are Kenyans while 86 are foreigners. Also, 373 patients from the cases are females, and 368 are males.

The youngest patient is a three-month-old child while the oldest is 100 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 311,538 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,099,482.

Distribution

Nairobi 340, Siaya 50, Nyeri 40, Bungoma 39, Mombasa 38, Kajiado 32, Kakamega 31, Nakuru 30, Tana River 19, Turkana 14, Kiambu 13, Trans Nzoia 12, Kisumu 11, Kwale 9, Murang’a 8, Nandi 8, Kericho 7, Laikipia 6, Machakos 5, Meru 5, Makueni 4, Busia 3, Embu 3, Kitui 3, Migori 3, West Pokot 3, Uasin Gishu 2, Baringo 1, Kilifi 1, and Kisii 1.

The CS said nine patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the last one week. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,446.

Kagwe added that 306 patients have recovered from the disease, 239 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme, while 67 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 264,962.

A total of 1,244 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 26,220 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Some 56 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 40 of them on ventilatory support while 16 are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 296 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 275 of them are in the general wards while 21 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of January 8, a total of 10,593,638 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 6,039,385 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 4,478,832.

Another 24,195 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 51,226 are booster doses.