Kenya records 300 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate at 4.9%

Kenya records 300 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate at 4.9%

File photo of Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • Of the cases, 274 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners; 158 are males and 142 are females.
  • The youngest is a one-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years.
  • Health CS Mutahi Kagwe noted that 36,703 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 114,007 are booster doses.

The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that 300 people contracted COVID-19 from a sample size of 6,072 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 4.9 per cent. 

Of the cases, 274 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners; 158 are males and 142 are females, while the youngest is a one-month-old infant and the oldest is 100 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,138 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,183,057.

The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 103, Nyamira 83, Makueni 17, Nakuru 15, Uasin Gishu 10, Kilifi 7, Mombasa 7, Nyeri 6, Migori 5, Kiambu 4, Siaya 4, Busia 3, Garissa 3, Kwale 3, Laikipia 3, Murang’a 3, Baringo 2, Bomet 2, Bungoma 2, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Kirinyaga 2, Vihiga 2, Embu 1, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Kisii 1, Kisumu 1, Kitui 1, Nandi 1, Tharaka Nithi 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Turkana 1 and West Pokot 1.

The ministry said 1,123 patients recovered from the disease; 1,001 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 122 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 289,547.

At the same time, three patients succumbed to the coronavirus disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,531.

“A total of 814 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,801 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” said Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

Some 46 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while two of them are on supplemental oxygen.

"Another 199 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 197 of them are in the general wards. 2 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” added Kagwe.

The CS said a total of 11,522,950 vaccines had been administered across the country as of January 21, 2022. Of these, 6,308,695 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,063,545.

He further noted that 36,703 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 114,007 are booster doses. 

“The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.6%. The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” stated the CS.

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