BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD JAN,2021-Kenya has recorded 1,223 COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 4,003 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the positivity rate to 30.6 per cent.
In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases is now 299,732 while the cumulative tests conducted so far are 3,046,316.
“From the cases, 1,132 are Kenyans, while 91 are foreigners. 647 are females and 576 are males,” the Health Ministry said.
“The youngest is a seven-month-old child while the oldest is 101 years.”
The new infections are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 611, Taita Taveta 103, Siaya 77, Kiambu 65, Migori 38, Bungoma 30, Machakos 29, Kajiado 25, Marsabit 24, Kwale 23, Laikipia 21, Nakuru 20, Kilifi 20, Garissa 15, Nyeri 14, Embu 13, Meru 13, Murang’a 11, Kakamega 11, Mombasa 10, Elgeyo Marakwet 9, West Pokot 8, Kisumu 7, Makueni 5, Uasin Gishu 4, Vihiga 4, Nandi 3, Narok 3, Nyamira 2, Kericho 2, Kisii 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and Homa Bay 1.
The Ministry similarly recorded 2,436 recoveries; 2,335 of which are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 101 are from various health facilities countrywide.
“Total recoveries now stand at 256,551 of whom 207,141 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 49,410 are from various health facilities countrywide,” added Kagwe.
Ten patients have, however, succumbed to the disease pushing the total fatalities to 5,394.
“A total of 1,089 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 24,349 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” said the Health CS.
“50 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of them are on ventilatory support while 23 are on supplemental oxygen.”
A total of 270 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 247 of them being in the general wards. 23 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
At the same time, 59 patients recovered from the disease, pushing the tally of recoveries to 249,996.
On the vaccination campaign, the Ministry noted that 10,134,012 vaccines have so far been administered. Of these, 5,876,825 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,876,825.
“Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 15.5%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” reads the statement.