PANDEMIC

Kenya records 27 new Covid cases, zero deaths

69 patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

• From the cases, 22 are Kenyans while five are foreigners, with 21 being males while six are females.

• The youngest is a 7-year-old while the oldest is 104 years old.

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

Kenya on Sunday recorded 27 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 5,151 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 0.5%.

From the cases, 22 are Kenyans while five are foreigners, with 21 being males and six females.

The youngest is a 7-year-old while the oldest is 104 years old.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 322,696 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,333,023.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 69 patients have recovered from the disease, 53 of them from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 16 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 303,079, of whom 250,211 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,868 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Kagwe also stated that no death had been reported in the last 24 hours. The cumulative fatalities remain at 5,635.

A total of 100 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 556 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 22 patients are on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of February 19, a total of 16,130,662 vaccines had been administered across the country.

Of these, 7,653,579 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,344,620.

Another 891,366 are doses administered to those between 15 to17 years while 241,097 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 12,337 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 4,596.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.3%.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.0%. 

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