NINE DEATHS

Only 2% of Kenyan adults fully vaccinated

The number of people who have succumbed to the disease stands at 3,732

In Summary

•As at Tuesday, 521,720 had received their second dose since the exercise commenced.

•A total of 1,028,669 have been administered with the first dose

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 update at Afya House on May 27,2020.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 update at Afya House on May 27,2020.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The proportion of Kenyan adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the AstraZeneca vaccine now stands at just two per cent.

Data by the Health Ministry shows that as at Tuesday, 521,720 had received their second dose since the exercise commenced.

A total of 1,028,669 have been administered with the first dose while the total number of vaccines administered across the country to date stands at 1,550,389.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 50.7 per cent with the majority being male at 55 per cent while females are at 45 per cent,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said.

In terms of uptake per priority groups, 99,289 healthcare workers are now fully vaccinated with 72,294 being teachers, 41,207 security officers, 161,165 are people aged 58 years and above while the remaining 147,765 are members of the public.

This comes even as the country recorded a positivity rate of 13.1 per cent after 761 more people tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 5,794 tested in 24 hours.

The total confirmed cases now stand at 189,703 from cumulative tests of 2,023,807.

“Sadly, nine patients have succumbed to the disease. All of them are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in April and June,” the CS said.

The number of people who have succumbed to the disease now stands at 3,732.

The data from the ministry further shows that 71 patients have recovered from the disease; 45 from the home based care programme and 26 from various health facilities countrywide.

This pushes the recoveries to 180,624.

A total of 1,067 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 4,359 are under the home based care and isolation programme.

One hundred and twenty three patients are in the Intensive care unit, out of whom 38 are on ventilator support, 65 in supplemental oxygen and 20 under observation.

“Another 218 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 196 of them in the general wards and 22 in high dependency units.”