VACCINES

7.2 million Kenyans fully vaccinated against Covid

The positivity rate now stands at 0.5 per cent.

In Summary

• The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 69,574 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 40,199.

• Twenty-nine patients have recovered from the disease, 27 of them from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 2 are from the various health facilities countrywide.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the launch of mass vaccination drive in Dagoreti on February 3, 2022.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the launch of mass vaccination drive in Dagoreti on February 3, 2022.
Image: CHARLENE MALWA

The Ministry of Health has said that as of February 17, 2022, a total of 16,019,611 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,619,607 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,297,113.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that another 863,700 doses have been administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 239,191 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 69,574 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 40,199.

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

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 26.8 per cent.

Kagwe said that 26 people have tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 5,679 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate now stands at 0.5 per cent.

From the cases, 17 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 15 males while 11 are females. The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 75 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 322,640 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,322,325.

Distribution

Nairobi County is leading with 14 cases, Nakuru 3, Kiambu 2, Kwale 2, Siaya 2, Mombasa 1, Nyamira 1 and Turkana 1.

Twenty-nine patients have recovered from the disease, 27 of them from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 2 are from the various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 302,966 of whom 250,158 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,808 are from various health facilities countrywide.

No death has been reported; therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,633.

A total of 137 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 593 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).