Kenya records 10 deaths 1,035 new Covid cases

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Kenya on Friday recorded 1,035 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s caseload to 316,700, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a press briefing confirmed that this was from a sample size of 9,337 representing a positivity rate of 11.1 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 3,136,817.

The country’s fatalities have risen to 5,482 after another 10 patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.

Kagwe said that there are 1,119 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 14,791 are under the home-based isolation and care program.

Some 48 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while four are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 257 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 252 of them are in the general wards. 5 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile,1,155 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,042 from the home-based isolation and care program while 113 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 280,199 of whom 229,328 are from the home-based care and isolation program, while 50,871 are from various health facilities countrywide.

VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

As of January 13, 2022, a total of 10,974,305 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 6,164,507 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,704,029.

Another 25,754 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 80,607 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.8 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.3 per cent.

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

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