POSITIVITY RATE AT 2.5%

Kenya records 123 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths

38 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 294,073.

In Summary

• 96 of the new cases recorded are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners, with 79 being males and 44 are females.

• The youngest is a three-year-old child while the oldest is 103 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

From a sample size of 4,829 tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya on Saturday recorded 123 new Covid-19 cases with the positivity rate now at 2.5%.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 321,234 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,216,639.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 96 of the new cases recorded are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners, with 79 being males and 44 are females.

The youngest is a three-year-old child while the oldest is 103 years.

Kagwe said 38 patients have recovered from the disease, with 34 from the home-based isolation and care program while four are from various health facilities countrywide.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 294,073 of whom 241,747 are from the home-based care and isolation program while 52,326 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Today, the country has recorded zero deaths, with the cumulative fatalities remaining at 5,578.

A total of 549 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,924 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

20 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 28, a total of 11,987,147 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,434,138 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,370,210.

Another 45,768 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 137,031 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.0%.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was19.7%.