COVID-19 DISEASE

392 new Covid cases recorded as five more die

Five people have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,504.

In Summary

• 335 of the new cases recorded are Kenyans while 57 are foreigners.

• The youngest is an 11-month-old child while the oldest is 102 years.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe gives the daily update of Covid-19 in the country at Afya House.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe gives the daily update of Covid-19 in the country at Afya House.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 392 new Covid-19 cases out of 5,730 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 6.8 per cent.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 335 of the new cases recorded are Kenyans while 57 are foreigners, with 211 being males and 181 being females.

The youngest is an 11-month-old child while the oldest is 102 years old.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 318,249 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,157,009.

Kagwe said that 856 patients have recovered from the disease, 773 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 83 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 286,483, of whom 235,118 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 51,365 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Five people have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,504.

A total of 983 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 9,132 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

42 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 40 of them on ventilatory support while two are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 217 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 213 of them are in the general wards. Four patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of January 17, a total of 11,174,610 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,226,417 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,822,088.

Another 531,164 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 94,941 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 58.5 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.57 per cent.