Kenya records 1,175 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths


Kenya has recorded 1,175 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 10,073 tested in the last 24 hours,

In a statement released on Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the country’s positivity rate is now at 11.7 per cent.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 315,665 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,127,480.

From the cases, 1,025 are Kenyans while 150 are foreigners, with 601 being females and 574 males.

The youngest is a two-day-old infant while the oldest is 108 years.

He stated that 3,025 patients have recovered of whom 2,837 are from the home-based isolation and care program and 188 are from various health facilities.

This pushes the total recoveries to 279,044. 228,286 are from the home-based care and isolation program, while 50,758 are from various health facilities.

Three patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in December 2021 and January 2022.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,472.

A total of 1,146 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 15,829 are under the home-based isolation and care program. 

49 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 45 of them on ventilatory support while four are on supplemental oxygen.

275 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 271 of them are in the general wards. 4 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Kagwe also announced that as of January 12, a total of 10,878,311 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

“Another 25,213 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 74,374 are booster jabs,” Kagwe said.

Of these, 6,134,511 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,644,213 doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.5 per cent.

Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.0 per cent. 

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