COVID

45 people test positive for Covid, 37 recoveries recorded

110 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide.

In Summary

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

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

Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
COVID TEST: Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said that 45 people have tested positive for coronavirus, from a sample size of 5,523 tested in the last 24 hours.

The CS said through a statement on Wednesday that the positivity rate is at 0.8 per cent.

From the cases, 36 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 23 are males while 22 are females.

The youngest patient is a 6-year-old child while the oldest is 78 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 322,781 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,346,571.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi leads with 29 cases, Nakuru 4, Turkana 3, Machakos 2, Nyeri 2, Migori 1, Nandi 1, Nyamira 1, Siaya 1 and Trans Nzoia 1.

Also, the CS said that 37 patients have recovered from the disease, 31 from the Home-Based and Isolation Care while 6 are from various health facilities countrywide.

This pushes the total recoveries to 303,144 of whom 250,249 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,895 are from various health facilities countrywide.

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

 A total of 110 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 526 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 20 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 22, 2022, a total of 16,298,878 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,706,586 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,423,108.

Another 924,793 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 244,391 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 51,762 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 30,444.

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 27.2 per cent.