COVID

1,196 new cases of Covid reported as two succumbs to virus

The positivity rate is at 35 per cent.

In Summary

• Fifty-nine patients have also recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries to 249,996.

• Eighteen patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 12 of them on ventilatory support while 6 are on supplemental oxygen.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe giving his national COVID-19 updates in the past address from Embu Level Five Teaching And referral Hospital.
FILE Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe giving his national COVID-19 updates in the past address from Embu Level Five Teaching And referral Hospital.
Image: Reuben Githinji

The Ministry of Health has reported 1,196 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 3,415 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is at 35 per cent.

In a statement on Sunday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases 1,037 are Kenyans while 159 are foreigners. 638 are females and 558 are males.

The youngest patient from the cases is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 93 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 282,554 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,990,670.

Distribution

Nairobi leads with 408 cases, Mombasa 116, Siaya 76, Uasin Gishu 63, Kisumu 61, Kiambu 58, Nakuru 49, Murang’a 43, Embu 36, Migori 34, Kajiado 31, Nyeri 28, Meru 26, Kakamega 26, and Kilifi 20.

Laikipia 18, Machakos 16, Vihiga 12, Taita Taveta 11, Garissa 11, Homa Bay 8, Nyandarua 7, West Pokot 6, Kwale 6, Makueni 6, Kisii 4, Kericho 3, Baringo 2, Kitui 2, Wajir 2, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyamira 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Turkana 1, Bungoma 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.

The CS said that two patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of December 2021.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,361.

Fifty-nine patients have also recovered from the disease, 51 are from various health facilities countrywide while 8 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

The total recoveries now stand at 249,996 of whom 201,470 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,526 are from various health facilities countrywide.

A total of 704 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 18,696 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Eighteen patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 12 of them on ventilatory support while 6 are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 139 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 133 of them are in the general wards. Six patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination campaign

As of December 25, 2021, a total of 9,555,567 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 5,628,082 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,927,485.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 55.8 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 14.4 per cent.