COVID-19: Kenya records 741 new infections, positivity rate at 13.9pc

COVID-19: Kenya records 741 new infections, positivity rate at 13.9pc

  • In a statement to the media, the MoH said the new infections, with a positivity rate of 13.9 percent push Kenya's tally of COVID-19 infections to 311,538 with 3,099,482 samples tested so far. 

The Ministry of Health announced 741 new infections on Sunday, from a sample of 5,329 people tested in the last one day. 

In a statement to the media, the MoH said the new infections, with a positivity rate of 13.9 percent push Kenya's tally of COVID-19 infections to 311,538 with 3,099,482 samples tested so far. 

"From the cases, 655 are Kenyans while 86 are  foreigners. 373 are females and 368 are males," the Health Ministry said.

"The youngest is a three-month-old child while the oldest is 100 years" 

A total of 1,244 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 26,220 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

56 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 40 of them on ventilatory support while 16 are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 296 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 275 of them are in the general wards. 

Across the country, the new infections are distributed as follows: Nairobi 340, Siaya 50, Nyeri 40, Bungoma 39, Mombasa 38, Kajiado 32, Kakamega 31, Nakuru 30, Tana River 19, Turkana 14, Kiambu 13, Trans Nzoia 12, Kisumu 11, Kwale 9, Murang’a 8, Nandi 8, Kericho 7, Laikipia 6, Machakos 5, Meru 5, Makueni 4, Busia 3, Embu 3, Kitui 3, Migori 3, West Pokot 3, Uasin 2, Baringo 1, Kilifi 1, and Kisii 1. 

Meanwhile, 306 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally f confirmed recoveries to 264,962. 

"239 were from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 67 are from various health facilities countrywide," the Health Ministry said. 

At the same time, 9 patients have succumbed to the disease, with the Health Ministry saying the deaths were all late death reports made after facility records from the last one week were audited. 

Kenya's deathtoll from the disease is now at 5, 446. 

Vaccination

Kenya had vaccinated some 10,593, 638 people by January 8, as per data from the Health Ministry. 

Of these, 6,039,385 were partially vaccinated while  4,478,832 are fully vaccinated. 

According to the Health Ministry, another 24,195 doses have been administered to those between 15 to 18 years. 

Kenya has also administered some 51,226 are booster doses.

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