COVID IN KENYA

MoH confirms 1,504 new cases of Covid, no deaths reported

The country’s positivity rate is at 32.4 per cent.

In Summary

• A total of 752 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 21,033 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

• The CS added that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Another 1,504 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country from a sample size of 4,636 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate is at 32.4 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Tuesday in a statement that from the cases, 1,293 are Kenyans while 211are foreigners, and that 797 patients are females and 707 are males.

The youngest patient is a three-month-old child while the oldest is 95 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 285,654 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,999,548.

The CS said that there are no deaths reported today, hence, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,364.

Kagwe added that 401 patients have recovered from the disease, 298 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 103 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 250,727 of whom 201,902 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 48,825 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Distribution

Nairobi 739, Siaya 97, Nakuru 88, Kiambu 69, Uasin Gishu 50, Migori 47, Murang’a 40, Garissa 38, Mombasa 34, Nyeri 29, Machakos 29, Embu 28, Kakamega 28, Kilifi 20, Nyandarua 20, Meru 19, Kisumu 18, Kajiado 17, Kwale 12, Homa Bay 12, Laikipia 9, Kericho 8, Lamu 8, Makueni 7, Baringo 6, Bungoma 6, Kirinyaga 5, Vihiga 4, Narok 4, Tharaka Nithi 4, Busia 3, Nandi 2, Kisii 1, Marsabit 1, Taita Taveta 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

A total of 752 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 21,033 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Thirty-seven patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 19 of them on ventilatory support while 18 are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 174 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 158 of them are in the general wards. 16 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination drive

As of December 27, 2021, a total of 9,614,364 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 5,656,859 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,957,505.

 The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 55.7 per cent Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 14.5 per cent.

The CS added that the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.