COVID UPDATES IN KENYA

Kenya records 16 new cases of Covid, no death reported

13 patients have recovered from the disease.

In Summary

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

• Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday that the positivity rate is at 0.5 per cent. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the launch of mass Covid-19 vaccination drive in Dagoretti at the Deputy County Commissioner's office on February 3, 2022
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the launch of mass Covid-19 vaccination drive in Dagoretti at the Deputy County Commissioner's office on February 3, 2022
Image: / CHARLENE MALWA

The Ministry of Health has announced that 16 people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 3,135 tested in the last 24 hours.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said on Monday that the positivity rate is at 0.5 per cent.

From the cases, 13 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners. 11 females while 5 are males.

The youngest patient is a 20-year-old while the oldest is 68 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,946 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,371,198.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi leads with 10 cases, as Kiambu, Kwale, Laikipia, Nandi, Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu recorded single cases each.

Kagwe said that 13 patients have recovered from the disease, all of them from Home Based and Isolation Care.

This pushes the total recoveries to 303,261 of whom 250,292 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 42 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 498 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 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 campaign

As of February 27, a total of 16,617,398 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,814,141 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,575,103.

Another 957,702 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 252,452 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 18,463 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 13,555.

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 27.8 per cent.