COVID

24 new cases of Covid recorded as 40 tests negative

In Summary

• There is no death reported, therefore the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,639.

• The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.6 per cent.

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

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said that the country has recorded 24 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 4,459 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 0.5 per cent. From the cases, 15 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners. 18 are males while 6 are females.

The youngest patient is a 7-year-old child while the oldest is 62 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,930 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,368,063.

In terms of distribution; Nairobi leads with 11 cases, Nakuru 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Laikipia 2, Kiambu 1, Mombasa 1, and Vihiga 1.

The CS said that 40 patients have recovered from the disease, 29 of them from various facilities countrywide while 11 are from Home-Based and Isolation Care.

This pushes the total recoveries to 303,248 of whom 250,279 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,969 are from various health facilities countrywide.

There is no death reported, therefore the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,639.

A total of 37 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 511 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 11 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 26, 2022, a total of 16,577,113 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,797,476 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,558,459.

Another 969,769 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 251,409 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 30,488 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 14,973.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.6 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.7 per cent.