COVID SITUATION IN KENYA

Positivity drops to 3.4% as 185 new Covid cases recorded

4 patients have succumbed to the virus, pushing cumulative fatalities to 5,562.

In Summary

• 440 patients have recovered from the disease.  331 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 109 are from various health facilities countrywide.

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 61.1 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaks during a retreat between editors and Ministry of Health officials in Malindi on Thursday
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaks during a retreat between editors and Ministry of Health officials in Malindi on Thursday
Image: TOM JALIO

The Ministry of Health has announced another 185 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 5,515 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Tuesday through a statement that the positivity rate is now at 3.4 per cent.

From the cases, 157 are Kenyans while 28 are foreigners. 97 males and 88 are females.

The youngest patient is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 92 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 320,584 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,195,460.

Nairobi County leads with 72 cases, Trans Nzoia 14, Nakuru 13, Kiambu 11, Kakamega 9, Mombasa 8, Siaya 7, Busia 5, Kericho 5, Kisumu 5, Bomet 4, and Nyandarua 4.

Homa Bay 3, Kilifi 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Baringo, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Machakos and Meru 2 cases each, Bungoma, Kitui, Laikipia, Migori, Murang’a, Nyamira, Nyeri, Tana River and West Pokot 1 case each.

The CS said that Today 440 patients have recovered from the disease, 331 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 109 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 292,357 of whom 240,285 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,072 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, four more patients have succumbed to the virus, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,562.

A total of 711 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,563 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 37 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of them on ventilatory support.

Another 155 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 154 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

Kagwe said that as of January 24, 2022, a total of 11,625,788 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,337,679 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,132,195.

Another 36,945 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 118,969 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 61.1 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.8 per cent.