Kenya records 37 new Covid-19 cases, one death

Kenya records 37 new Covid-19 cases, one death

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH FEB,2022-Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 37 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 5,894 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at0.6%.

In a statement, Saturday, Kagwe said from the cases, 23 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners. 24 are males while 13 are females. The youngest is a 5yearold child while the oldest is 83 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 322,906 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,363,604.

In terms of County distribution; Kagwe said Nairobi had recorded 18 cases, Bungoma 4, Nakuru
4,
 Uasin Gishu 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Kajiado 1, Kilifi 1, Machakos 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Mombasa 1 and Nandi 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 09 years (3), 1019 years (0), 2029 years (2), 3039 (10), 4049 (11), 5059 (4), 60 years and above (7).

Kagwe said 10 patients have recovered from the disease, all of them from the Home Based and Isolation Care. This pushes the total recoveries to 303,208 of whom 250,268 are from the HomeBased Care and Isolation program, while 52,940 are from various health facilities countrywide.

” Unfortunately, one patient has succumbed to the disease which is a late death reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of February 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities t5,639. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of those who have lost their loved one,” Kagwe said.

The CS said that a total of 40 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 537 are under the HomeBased Isolation and Care program. 4 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and all of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 13 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

” As of February 25th 2022, a total of 16,533,328 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 7,780,274 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 7,539,852Another 962,722 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 250,480 are booster doses.The total number of vaccines administered in the last 24 hours is 55,886 while the total number of people fully vaccinated in the
last 24 hours is 30,617. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 63.7%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 27.7%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” Kagwe said. 

 

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