COVID UPDATES

34 new cases of Covid recorded, no recoveries

There is no death reported, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,638.

In Summary

• A total of 16,222,224 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,682,428 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,384,860.

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

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 reported another 34 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 5,136 tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement on Tuesday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the positivity rate is now at 0.7 per cent.

From the cases, 29 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners. 17 males while 17 are females.

The youngest patient is a 5- year-old child while the oldest is 105 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,736 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,341,048.

There are no patients who have been reported to have recovered from the disease. Therefore, the total recoveries remain 303,107.

Also, Kagwe said that there is no death reported, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,638.

A total of 94 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 554 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 21 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU.

Vaccination

The CS said that as of February 21, 2022, a total of 16,222,224 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,682,428 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,384,860.

Another 894,784 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 242,801 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 40,695 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 23,842.

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

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.1 per cent.