Kenya records 91 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths; positivity rate at 2.8%

Kenya records 91 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths; positivity rate at 2.8%

  • Of the cases, 71 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners; 51 are males and 40 are females.
  • The youngest is a 11-month-old child while the oldest is 101 years.

The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 91 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,229 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 2.8%.

Of the cases, 71 are Kenyans while 20 are foreigners; 51 are males and 40 are females. The youngest is a 11-month-old child while the oldest is 101 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,229 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,186,286.

The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 45, Meru 7, Siaya 6, Mombasa 5, Kisumu 4, Nakuru 4, Homa Bay 4, Kiambu 3, Murang’a 3, Busia 3, Garissa 2, Kilifi 1, Narok 1, Migori 1, Nyamira 1 and Nyeri 1.

The Ministry said 1,814 patients recovered from the disease; 1,676 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 138 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 291,361.

Twenty-three patients are reported to have succumbed to the coronavirus disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021 and January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,554.

“A total of 746 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,011 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

“40 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of them on ventilatory support while two of them are on supplemental oxygen. Another 172 patients are on supplemental oxygen and all of them are in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

The CS said a total of 11,542,128 vaccines have been administered across the country as of January 22, 2022. Of these, 6,315,808 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,074,497.

Kagwe further added that the proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.6%. The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033. 

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