Kenya’s Covid-19 rate at 2.3% as 158 test positive

Kenya’s Covid-19 rate at 2.3% as 158 test positive

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,4TH FEB,2022-The Covid-19 positivity rate now stands at 2.3% after 158 people tested positive on Tuesday from a sample size of 6,899 tested in the last 24 hours.

Of the cases, 143 are Kenyans while 15 are foreigners. 88 males and 70 are females. The youngest is a five-month-old child while the oldest is 100 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 321,922 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,247,589.

In terms of County distribution; Kitui 73, Nairobi 20, Trans Nzoia 12, Nakuru 7, Machakos 6, Mombasa 6, Nyamira 4, Nyandarua 3, Uasin Gishu 3, West Pokot 2, Bungoma 2, Kilifi 2, Kwale 2, Laikipia 2, Nandi 2, Siaya 2, Turkana 1, Kisumu 1,Busia 1, Marsabit 1, 6 Murang’a 1, Nyeri 1,Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Garissa 1, Homa Bay 1 and Kakamega 1.

The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (8), 10-19 years (15), 20-29 years (12), 30-39 (26), 40-49 (22), 50- 59 (23), 60 years and above (52).

352 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 4,028 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

9 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and all of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 70 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 68 of them are in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, as of February 3rd 2022, a total of 13,134,929 have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,773,782 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 6,014,919.

Another 169,910 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 176,318 are booster doses.

In the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has managed to vaccinate a record 249,772 people in the country.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 63.6%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 22.1%.

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

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