COVID UPDATE

Kenya records 23 new cases, no Covid deaths, recoveries

In Summary

• A total of 39 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide.

• The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.1 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he visited Kisumu during the Inter-Governmental Tripartite Agreement for the establishment of Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital on March 2, 2022.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe when he visited Kisumu during the Inter-Governmental Tripartite Agreement for the establishment of Comprehensive Cancer Centre at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital on March 2, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

Kenya has reported 23 new cases of Coronavirus from a sample size of 5,517 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 0.4 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that from the cases, 13 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners. 13 are females, and 10 are males.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 94 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,025 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,387,151.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi leads with 21 cases, Baringo 1 and Garissa 1.

The CS said that no patients have been discharged today, hence, the total recoveries remain 303,296 of whom 250,314 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,982 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, there is no death reported today, therefore the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,640.

A total of 39 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 483 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 14 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 March 2, a total of 16,786,825 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 7,858,965 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,662,349.

Another 1,008,785 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 256,726 are booster doses. The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 34,362 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 25,169.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.9 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 28.1 per cent.

Donation

The ministry also announced a boost to vaccination following the arrival of a further 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine into the country.