COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya records 171 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths

137 patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

• 131 of the new cases are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners.

• The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 92 years.

CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
CS Health Mutahi Kagwe during a press briefing at Afya House.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 171 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 6,137 tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases represent a positivity rate of 2.8 per cent.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 131 of the new cases are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners.

He added that 89 are females and 82 are males, with the youngest being a one-year-old child while the oldest is 92 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 321,552 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,229,023.

137 patients have recovered from the disease. 112 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 25 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 294,859 of whom 242,384 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,475 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Kagwe also said the cumulative fatalities have risen to 5,587 after four patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January.

A total of 413 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,545 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Other 89 patients are on supplemental oxygen, 87 of them are in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

VACCINATION

As of January 31, a total of 12,451,246 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,583,334 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,634,410.

Another 78,066 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 155,436 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 198,672 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 113,698.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.2%.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 20.7 per cent.