BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,3RD FEB,2022-The Ministry of Health on Thursday announced that 93 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 6,859 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 1.4 per cent.
This now brings the total number of cases recorded to 321,764 out of the 3,240,690 tests conducted so far.
From the new cases, 71 are Kenyans while 22 are foreigners; 48 are females and 45 are males.
“The youngest is an 11-year-old child while the oldest is 98 years,” Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement on Thursday.
Nairobi County leads with the highest number of cases at 46, while the others are distributed as follows: Kiambu 5, Kisii 5, Siaya 4, Nandi 3, Mombasa 3, Homa Bay 2, Kakamega 2, Nakuru 2, Narok 2, Nyamira 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Busia 2, Nyandarua 2, Nyeri 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Turkana 1, Uasin Gishu 1, Vihiga 1, Kajiado 1, Baringo 1, Laikipia 1, Kilifi 1, Migori 1 and Embu 1.
CS Kagwe further noted that 101 recoveries had been recorded out of which 93 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 8 are from various health facilities countrywide.
Total recoveries now stand at 295,534 of which 242,984 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program and 52,550 from various facilities.
11 patients have in the meantime succumbed to the disease, one of them in the last 24 hours and the rest being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January, April and September 2021, and January and February 2022.
Total fatalities now stand at 5,604.
The Ministry also stated that 360 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,057 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
“9 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), all of them are on ventilatory support. Another 70 patients are on supplemental oxygen. 68 of them are in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” read the MoH statement.
On the ongoing vaccination exercise, the ministry noted that 12,885,157 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 6,701,658 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,883,019.
“The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 232,166 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 129,295,” the ministry stated.
MoH also noted that 131,140 doses were administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 169,340 are booster doses.
“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.5%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 21.6%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Kagwe.