COVID IN KENYA

Kenya records 69 new cases of Covid; 19 recoveries

The positivity rate is at 1.1 per cent.

In Summary

• A total of 15,911,717 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,588,728 are partially vaccinated.

• 139 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 618 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 69 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 6,352 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Thursday through a statement that the positivity rate is at 1.1 per cent. From the cases, 54 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 46 males while 23 are females.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 94 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,614 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,316,646.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi recorded 19 cases, Nakuru 15, Trans Nzoia 10, Nandi 4, Busia 3, Mombasa 3, Kwale 2, Machakos 2, Makueni 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Nyandarua 1, Siaya 1, West Pokot 1, Bungoma 1, Garissa 1, Kericho 1 and Kisii 1.

The CS said that 19 patients have recovered from the disease, 12 of them from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 7 are from the various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 302,937 of whom 250,131 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,806 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, Kagwe said that no death has been reported, hence, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,633.

A total of 139 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 618 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 24 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

As of February 16, 2022, a total of 15,911,717 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,588,728 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,245,768.

Another 839,918 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 237,303 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 82,954 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 45,567.

 The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.1 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 26.6 per cent.


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