One succumbs to Covid-19 as  Kenya reports 60 new cases

One succumbs to Covid-19 as Kenya reports 60 new cases

BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,9TH FEB,2022-Kenya recorded 60 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday from a sample size of 6,126 tested in the last 24 hours.

The country’s positivity rate is at 1.0%.

The total number of confirmed cases in Kenya now stands at 322,274 from a cumulative test of 3,272,286 conducted since March.

Of the new cases, 43 are Kenyans while 17 are foreigners with 29 being male while 31 females were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 100 years.

245 patients have recovered from the disease, 192 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 53 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 296,482 of which 243,801 are from Home Based Care and Isolation while 52,681 are from various health facilities.

One patient succumbed to the virus during the same period. The total number of fatalities due to Covid-19 now stands at 5,622.

A total of 230 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 3,478 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, 8 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 7 are on ventilatory support, and one on supplemental oxygen.

A further 57 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 53 of them being admitted in the general wards. Four patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The Health Ministry has so far vaccinated a total of 1,174,071 persons against the Covid-19 disease countrywide.

On the second dose, 49,406 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 49,960, Teachers 20,618, Security Officers 13,027 and Others 47,390.

A total of 14,192,860 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,086,667 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 6,530,829. Another 2 372,136 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 203,228 are booster doses.

The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 197,231 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 93,111.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.3%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 24.0%.

“The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said the Health CS.

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