COVID UPDATES

Kenya records 152 new Covid cases, 430 recoveries

Two deaths were recorded pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,567.

In Summary

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 62.1 per cent.

• Twenty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of them are on ventilatory support.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe tours KEMRI laboratories accompanied by charge ‘d’ affairs US Embassy during the official commissioning of renovation of the Kenya Medical Research Institute laboratories on September 16, 2022.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe tours KEMRI laboratories accompanied by charge ‘d’ affairs US Embassy during the official commissioning of renovation of the Kenya Medical Research Institute laboratories on September 16, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

Kenya has reported additional 152 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 5,666 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the country’s positivity rate has dropped to 2.8 per cent.

The CS said that from the new cases, 131 are Kenyans while 21 are foreigners. 87 males and 65 are females.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 97 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 320,918 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,206,603.

Kagwe said that 430 patients have recovered from the disease today, 348 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 82 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 293,017 of whom 240,789 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,228 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, two patients have succumbed to disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January 2022.

This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,567.

Distribution

Nairobi 54, Nakuru 16, Uasin Gishu 14, Mombasa 10, Nyeri 8, Siaya 7, Migori 6, Kiambu 6, Kilifi 6, Kakamega 5, Busia 3, Nandi 3, West Pokot 3, Tharaka Nithi 2, Murang’a 2, and Elgeyo Marakwet, Garissa, Homa Bay, Kericho, Meru, Nyandarua and Vihiga 1 case each.

A total of 569 patients are currently admitted at various health facilities countrywide, while 5,178 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Twenty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 141 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 140 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of January 26, 2022, a total of 11,784,132 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 6,376,995 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,241,059.

Another 38,929 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 127,149 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 62.1 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 19.2 per cent.