VACCINATION AGAINST COVID

Kenya has fully vaccinated 7.9 million people

One patient is in ICU, and 4 are on Supplemental Oxygen.

In Summary

• The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 29.0per cent. 

• Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,255, and cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,461,926.

Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on covid-19 at afya house on 11, March 2022.
Health CS Mutai Kagwe during a press briefing on covid-19 at afya house on 11, March 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO

As of March 17, 2022, the Ministry of Health had administered a total of 17,278,552 vaccines across the country. Of these, 7,949,911 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,906,540.

Another 1,154,110 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 267,991 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 24,116 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 13,260.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 29.0per cent.

New cases

On Friday, 18 new cases of Covid-19 were reported from a sample size of 4,732 collected in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 0.4 per cent.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said from the new cases, 16 are Kenyans, and 2 are foreigners. 9 are males and 9 females.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 67 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 323,255, and cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,461,926.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi has 6, Kiambu, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu 2 cases each, Embu, Kisii, Kwale, Makueni, Mandera and Turkana 1 case each.

One death has been reported, hence the cumulative fatalities are 5,647.

CS Kagwe said that 19 patients have recovered, all of them are from Home-Based, and Isolation Care.

Therefore, the total recoveries are 317,546 of whom 264,546 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 53,000 are from various health facilities country.

 

One patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is on ventilatory support.

Another 4 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).


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