FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC

7.1 million Kenyans fully vaccinated against Covid

The positivity rate has dropped to 0.4%.

In Summary

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose stood at 62.9 per cent while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 26.1 per cent.

• No death has been reported today, hence, the cumulative fatalities remain 5,632.

Kwale officer receives a Covid-19 jab at Kwale Hospital in Matuga subcounty on Friday, February 4.
IMMUNISATION: Kwale officer receives a Covid-19 jab at Kwale Hospital in Matuga subcounty on Friday, February 4.
Image: SHABAN OMAR

The official figures from the Ministry of Health indicate that the country has administered 15,616,694 vaccines across the country.  

Of this, 7,505,604 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated stand at 7,109,900.

Another 753,415 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 232,029 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 138,139 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 68,508.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose stood at 62.9 per cent while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 26.1 per cent,

Covid cases

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Tuesday through a statement that 20 more people have tested positive for the disease from a sample size of 5,545 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 0.4 per cent. From the cases, 16 are Kenyans while 4 are foreigners. 15 are males while 5 are females.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is aged 70 years.

Total confirmed positive cases now stand at 322,517 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,304,677.

Nairobi County recorded 11 cases, Uasin Gishu 3, Nakuru 2, Garissa 1, Kiambu 1, Machakos 1 while Nyeri reported 1 case.

No death has been reported today, hence, the cumulative fatalities remain 5,632.

The CS said that 37 patients have recovered from the disease, 32 of them from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 5 are from the various health facilities across the country.

The total recoveries now stand at 302,866 of whom 250,079 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,787 are from various health facilities countrywide.

A total of 157 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 647 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Four patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3 of them on ventilatory support and 1 on supplemental oxygen.

Another 30 patients are on supplemental oxygen, 27 of them are in the general wards, while three patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).