COVID

Kenya records 158 new cases of Covid

249,772 have been vaccinated against the virus in the last 24 hours.

In Summary

• A total of 352 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,028 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

• 46 patients have recovered from the virus, 37 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while nine are from the various hospitals across the country.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the launch of mass Covid-19 vaccination drive in Dagoretti at the Deputy County Commissioner's office on February 3, 2022
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the launch of mass Covid-19 vaccination drive in Dagoretti at the Deputy County Commissioner's office on February 3, 2022
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

The Ministry of Health has reported 158 new cases of coronavirus from a sample of 6,889 samples collected in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Friday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the positivity rate is at 2.3 per cent.

He said that from the cases, 143 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 88 are males and 70 are females.

The youngest patient is a five-month-old child, and the oldest is 100 years.

The total confirmed cases are now 321,922 while the cumulative tests are 3,247,589.

Distribution

Kitui leads with 73 cases, Nairobi 20, Trans Nzoia 12, Nakuru 7, Machakos 6, Mombasa 6 Nyamira 4, Nyandarua 3, Uasin Gishu 3, West Pokot 2, Bungoma 2, Kilifi 2, Kwale 2, Laikipia 2, Nandi 2, Siaya 2, and Turkana, Kisumu, Busia, Murang’a, Nyeri, Elgeyo Marakwet, Garissa, Homa Bay, Marsabit, and Kakamega recorded a single case each.

The CS added that 46 patients have recovered from the virus, 37 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while nine are from the various hospitals across the country.

This brings the total number of recoveries to 295,580.

Kagwe said that there are no deaths related cases today, hence, the number of fatalities remains at 5,604.

A total of 352 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,028 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 70 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 68 of them are in the general wards.

Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

The CS said that in the last 24 hours, the ministry managed to vaccinate a record 249,772 people in the country.

“This follows the mass vaccination drive that was launched yesterday in conjunction with the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government,” Kagwe said.

As of February 3, 2022, a total of 13,134,929 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 6,773,782 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 6,014,919.

Another 169,910 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 176,318 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.6 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 22.1 per cent.