COVID UPDATES IN KENYA

11 deaths, 193 new Covid cases recorded

161 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners. 109 males and 84 are females.

In Summary

• A total of 548 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,950 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 62.5 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 reported 193 new cases of coronavirus in the country from a sample size of 5,207 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Friday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the positivity rate is at 3.7 per cent.

He said that from the cases, 161 are Kenyans while 32 are foreigners. 109 males and 84 are females.

The youngest patient is a four-month-old child while the oldest is 92 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 321,111 and the cumulative tests conducted are 3,211,810.

Distribution

Nairobi leads with 67, Kisii 41, Mombasa 12, Nakuru 11, Kiambu 10, Kericho 9, Tharaka Nithi 6, Kwale 5, Nyamira 4, Turkana 4, Kilifi 3, Siaya 3, Kisumu, Kitui, Marsabit, and Murang’a 2 cases each, Bomet, Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kakamega, Machakos, Meru, Narok, Nyeri and West Pokot 1 case each.

Kagwe said that 1,018 patients have recovered from the disease, 924 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 94 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 294,035 of whom 241,713 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,322 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, 11 patients have succumbed to disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of December 2021 and January 2022.

This brings the total fatalities to 5,578.

A total of 548 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,950 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 137 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 136 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of January 27, 2022, a total of 11,858,965 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 6,395,879 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,291,450.

Another 40,253 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 131,383 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 62.5 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 19.4 per cent.