Kenya records 121 new COVID19 cases as positivity rate drops to 1.9%

Kenya records 121 new COVID19 cases as positivity rate drops to 1.9%

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,5TH FEB,2022-The Ministry of Health has reported another 121 people have tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 6,454 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 1.9 per cent.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that from the cases, 76 are Kenyans while 45 are foreigners. 66 are males and 55 are females.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 96 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 322,043 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,254,043.


Nairobi leads with 76 cases, Uasin Gishu 12, Mombasa 6, Nakuru 4, Kiambu 3, Busia 2, Siaya 2, Tharaka Nithi 2, Laikipia 2, Nandi 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Garissa 1, Kakamega 1, Kirinyaga 1, Kwale 1, Narok 1, Nyamira 1, Nyandarua 1 and Nyeri 1.

Kagwe said that 117 patients have recovered from the disease, 90 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 27 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 295,697 of whom 243,111 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,586 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Also, three patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,607.

A total of 260 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 3,946 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 68 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 66 of them are in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination drive

As of February 4, 2022, a total of 13,399,285 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 6,850,456 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 6,146,074.

Another 2,219,373 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 183,382 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 226,615 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 116,266.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.6 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 22.6 per cent.


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