COVID UPDATE

10 deaths as 1,223 new Covid cases reported

2,436 patients have recovered from the disease, totaling recoveries to 207,141.

In Summary

• The total confirmed positive cases are now 299,732 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,046,316.

• The youngest patient is a seven-month-old child while the oldest is 101 years.

Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
COVID TEST: Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has reported 1,223 new cases of the coronavirus from a sample size of 4,003 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Monday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the country’s positivity rate is at 30.6 per cent.

From the cases, 1,132 are Kenyans while 91 are foreigners. Also, 647 patients from the cases are females, and 576 are males.

The youngest patient is a seven-month-old child while the oldest is 101 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 299,732 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,046,316.

Distribution

Nairobi leads with 611 cases, Taita Taveta 103, Siaya 77, Kiambu 65, Migori 38, Bungoma 30, Machakos 29, Kajiado 25, Marsabit 24, Kwale 23, Laikipia 21, Nakuru 20, Kilifi 20, Garissa 15, Nyeri 14, Embu 13, Meru 13, Murang’a 11, Kakamega 11, Mombasa 10, Elgeyo Marakwet 9, West Pokot 8, Kisumu 7, Makueni 5, Uasin Gishu 4, Vihiga 4, Nandi 3, Narok 3, Nyamira 2, Kericho 2, Kisii 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Homa Bay 1.

The CS said 10 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of December 2021 and January 2022.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,394.

Kagwe added that 2,436 patients have recovered from the disease, 2,335 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme, while 101 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 256,551 of whom 207,141.

A total of 1,089 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 24,349 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Fifty patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, 21 of them on ventilatory support while 23 are on supplemental oxygen. 6 patients are under observation.

Another 270 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 247 of them are in the general wards. 23 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of January 2, 2022, a total of 10,134,012 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 5,876,825 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 4,222,839.

Another 21,130 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 13,218 are booster doses.

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 15.5 per cent.

 

Edited by CM