COVID SITUATION

Kagwe: 5.1 million Covid-19 vaccines administered in Kenya

Of these, 3.6m were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1.5m.

In Summary

• Of these, 3,608,290 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,545,377.

• Kagwe said that 80 people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 4,188 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the launch of the Nairobi City Community Health Service Act in Ngei, Nairobi on October 4.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the launch of the Nairobi City Community Health Service Act in Ngei, Nairobi on October 4.
Image: MERCY MUMO

The Ministry of Health has said that as of October 27, 2021, a total of 5,153, 667 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,608,290 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,545,377.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Thursday in a statement that the uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 40.6 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 5.7 per cent.

Kagwe has reiterated that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

According to the figures from the ministry, Nairobi lead with 17.2 per cent of the population fully vaccinated followed by Nyeri 15.1 per cent, Kiambu 8.9 per cent, Uasin Gishu with 8.0 per cent, Nyandarua 7.6 per cent, Kisumu 7.1 per cent and Mombasa 6.8 per cent.

Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Marsabit counties are the least counties with less than 1 per cent of the population fully vaccinated.

Covid cases

Kagwe said that 80 people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 4,188 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is at 1.9 per cent. From the cases, 77 are Kenyans except 3 that are foreigners. 40 males and 40 females.

 The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 79 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases are now 253,018 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,691,330.

In terms of county distribution; Kericho 19, Nairobi 17, Bomet 8, Uasin Gishu 5, Embu 4, Nakuru 3, Busia 2, West Pokot 2, Kajiado 2, Kakamega 2, Kiambu 2, Siaya 2, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyandarua 1, Nyeri 1, Samburu 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Turkana 1, Bungoma 1, Kisii 1, Makueni 1, Meru 1 and Mombasa 1.

Sixty-four patients have recovered from the disease with 51 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 13 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 246,569 of whom 199,172 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,397 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The CS said that four more patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative deaths to 5,270.

A total of 467 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,278 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Twenty-four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 12 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 161 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 158 of them in the general wards. 3 patients are in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

Edited by D Tarus