Kenya records 101 new COVID19 cases as  Positivity Rate  stands At 2.6%

Kenya records 101 new COVID19 cases as Positivity Rate stands At 2.6%

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,30TH JAN,2022-101 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,923 tested in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

This brings the positivity rate to 2.6 percent.

“95 are Kenyans while 6 are foreigners. 54 are males and 47 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 99 years,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Sunday.

This brings the total number of cases recorded since the virus hit the country in 2020 to 321,335 out of the 3,220,562 tests conducted so far.

Nairobi County leads with the highest number of cases (42) while the others are distributed as: Nakuru 22, Uasin Gishu 10, Kericho 8, Vihiga 3, Siaya 2, Bomet 2, Homa Bay 2, Kilifi 2, Kwale 1, Machakos 1, Nyeri 1, West Pokot 1, Mombasa 1, Murang’a 1, Nandi 1 and Kajiado 1.

CS Kagwe further noted 542 recoveries, 432 of whom are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 110 are from various health facilities countrywide. 

Total recoveries stand at 3 294,615; 242,179 from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program and 52,436 from various facilities.

Two patients have in the meantime succumbed to the disease, both ​​late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits.

Total fatalities now stand at 5,580. 

Vaccination-wise, the ministry noted that 12,107,587 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 6,475,154 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,437,273.

“Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 20.0%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Kagwe.

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