Kenya records 300 new COVID19 cases as 114,007 Covid-19 vaccine booster doses administered

Kenya records 300 new COVID19 cases as 114,007 Covid-19 vaccine booster doses administered

BY JAON WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND JAN,2022-Kenya has so far administered 114,007 Covid-19 vaccine booster doses

The government rolled out the administration of booster jabs in late December, targeting people who had already completed their primary regimens six months before.

The health ministry listed AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as the vaccines to be administered as boosters.

Nairobi County leads with 54,055 shots, followed by  Nakuru 8,066 26 Uasin Gishu 5,744, Kiambu 5,567 and Mombasa 4,940.

So far a total of 11,522,950 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 6,308,695 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,063,545.

Another 36,703 are doses administered to those between 15 to  18 years while 114,007 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 60.6% while the proportion of adults fully vaccinated stands at18.6%.

The Ministry of Health gave the update Saturday when 300 new infections were reported from a sample size of 6,072 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate dropped to 4.9% while three more people succumbed. From the cases, 274 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.

158 are males and 142 are females. The youngest is a one-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years. Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,138 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,183,057.

The number of recoveries maintained an upward trend. Total recoveries now stand at 289,547 of whom 237,772 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 51,775 are from various health facilities countrywide.

1,123 patients were Saturday given a clean bill of health.

“Unfortunately, 3 patients have succumbed to disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January. Therefore, this pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,531. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved ones” said MOH in its daily update.

A total of 814 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,801 are under the Home-Based  Isolation and Care program.  46 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while two are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 199 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 197 of them are in the general wards. 2 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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