VACCINATION

21% of Kenyans fully vaccinated against Covid - Kagwe

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 201,745.

In Summary

• The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 201,745.

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.4 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 said that a total of 12,652,991 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,636,392 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,753,724.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Wednesday in a statement that another 100,679 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 162,196 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 201,745 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 119,314.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.4 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 21.1 per cent.

Covid cases

The CS said that 119 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 4,808 tested in the last 24 hours.

He said that the positivity rate is at 2.5 per cent.

From the cases, 108 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners. 64 are females and 55 are males.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 112 years.

This brings the total confirmed positive cases to 321,671 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,233,831.

Distribution

Nairobi leads with 69 cases, Uasin Gishu 20, Nakuru 7, Nyamira 4, Kiambu 3, Turkana 3, Kwale 3, Trans Nzoia 2, Siaya 2, Busia 2, Garissa 1, Homa Bay 1, Laikipia 1 and Tharaka Nithi 1.

Kagwe said that 574 patients have recovered from the disease, 507 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 67 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 295,433 of whom 242,891 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,542 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Six more patients have succumbed to the 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 5,593.

A total of 363 patients are currently admitted at various health facilities countrywide, while 4,110 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 68 patients are on supplemental oxygen, 66 of them are in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).