Kenya records 182 new Covid cases, 3 deaths

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced additional 182 new cases of coronavirus from a sample size of 5,477 tested in the last 24 hours.

Kagwe said on Wednesday, in a statement, said the positivity rate has dropped to 3.3 per cent.

The CS said from the new cases, 173 are Kenyans while 9 are foreigners and that 99 of them are males while 83 are females.

The youngest patient is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 98 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 320,766, while the cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,200, 937.

Distribution of cases

Nairobi 62, Nakuru 28, Uasin Gishu 16, Mombasa 9, Embu 6, Kilifi 6, Siaya 6, Nyamira 5,Garissa 5, Migori 4, Kakamega 4, Kirinyaga 3, Kisii 3, Kisumu 3, Homa Bay, Kiambu, Murang’a, Turkana, Bungoma and Nyeri 2 cases each, while Taita Taveta, Trans Nzoia, Baringo, Bomet, Kitui, Laikipia, Machakos, Marsabit, Kajiado and Kericho 1 case each.

Three more patients have succumbed to the virus, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January 2022.

The new deaths push the total cumulative fatalities to 5,565.

Kagwe said 230 patients have recovered from the disease, 156 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 74 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 292,587 of whom 240,441 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 52,146 are from various health facilities countrywide.

A total of 653 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 5,460 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Twenty-seven patients are at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and all of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 142 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 141 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination campaigns

As of January 25, 2022, a total of 11,710,636 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 6,358,153 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,191,409.

Another 37,800 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 123,274 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 61.7 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 19.1 per cent.

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