COVID UPDATES

Kenya records 47 new cases of Covid, 32 recoveries

In Summary

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

• The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,869 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,357,710.

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 47 new cases from a sample size of 5,928 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 0.8 per cent. From the cases, 38 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 28 males while 19 are females.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Friday that the youngest patient is a 4-year-old child while the oldest is 79 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,869 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,357,710.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 32, Nakuru 5, Mombasa 2, Uasin Gishu 2, Embu 1, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1, Kilifi 1, Migori 1, and Nyamira 1.

The CS said that 22 patients have recovered from the disease, 19 from various health facilities countrywide while 3 are from the Home-Based and Isolation Care.

This pushes the total recoveries to 303,166 of whom 250,252 are from the Home-Based Care and

Isolation program, while 52,914 are from various health facilities countrywide.

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

A total of 95 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 542 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 13 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 23, 2022, a total of 16,379,356 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,730,560 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,463,909.

Another 938,487 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 246,400 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 55,453 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 31,960.

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 27.4 per cent.