Covid-19 rate drops to 3.4% as Kenya records 185 new cases

Covid-19 rate drops to 3.4% as Kenya records 185 new cases

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,25TH JAN,2022-The Covid-19 positivity rate now stands at 3.4% after 185 people tested positive on Tuesday from a sample size of 5,515 tested in the last 24 hours.

Of the cases, 157 are Kenyans while 28 are foreigners. 97 males and 88 are females. The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 92 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,584 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,195,460.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 72, Trans Nzoia 14, Nakuru 13, Kiambu 11, Kakamega 9, Mombasa 8, Siaya 7, Busia 5, Kericho 5, Kisumu 5, Bomet 4, Nyandarua 4, Homa Bay 3, Kilifi 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Baringo, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Machakos and Meru 2 cases each, Bungoma, Kitui, Laikipia, Migori, Murang’a, Nyamira, Nyeri, Tana River and West Pokot 1 case each.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (10), 10-19 years (11), 20-29 years (25), 30-39 (26), 40-49 (32), 50- 59 (28), 60 years and above (53).

440 patients have recovered from the disease, 331 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 109 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 292,357 of whom 240,285 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,072 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Four patients have succumbed to disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January 2022.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,562.

“A total of 711 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,563 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 37 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of them on ventilatory support,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated.

Another 155 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 154 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, as of January 24th 2022, a total of 11,625,788 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,337,679 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,132,195. Another 36,945 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 118,969 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 61.1%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.8%.

The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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