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Kenya records 813 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths

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Mutahi Kagwe

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced that 813 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,005 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 13.5%.

In a statement, Wednesday, Kagwe said from the cases, 656 are Kenyans while 157 are foreigners. 421 males and 392 are females. The youngest is a four-month-old child while the oldest is 103 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 314,490 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,117,407.

In terms of County distribution; Kagwe said Nairobi had recorded 358 cases, Siaya 73, Bomet 67, Nakuru 29, Laikipia 24, Kisumu 20, Kilifi 20, Nyandarua 19, Marsabit 18, Mombasa 18, Uasin Gishu 17, Kiambu 15, Kitui 13, Embu 13, Kakamega 11, Migori 10, Murang’a 9, Lamu 7, Makueni 7, Busia 6, Garissa 6, Nandi 6, Machakos 5, Meru 5, Baringo 4, Homa Bay 4, Kericho 4, Kisii 3, Kajiado 3, Narok 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Bungoma 2, Kwale 2, Nyeri 2, Turkana 2, Vihiga 2, West Pokot 1, Samburu 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (58), 10-19 years (72), 20-29 years (121), 30-39 (164), 40-49 (114), 50-59 (89), 60 years and above (195).

Kagwe said 4,126 patients have recovered from the disease, 3,968 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 158 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 276,019 of whom 225,449 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 50,570 are from various health facilities countrywide.

” Unfortunately, 7 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021 and January 2022. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,469. Our sincere condolences to the families and friends that have lost their loved ones,” Kagwe said.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (0), 20-29 (1), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (0), 60 years and above (6).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (59), 10-19 years (42), 20-29 (148), 30-39 years (395), 40-49 years (632), 50-59 years (1,009), 60 years and above (3,184).

The CS said that a total of 1,201 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 17,443 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 47 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while three are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 301 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 293 of them are in the general wards. 8 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

” As of January 11th 2022, a total of 10,779,531 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 6,103,780 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,583,839. Another 24,910 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 67,002 are booster doses. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.1%. Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 16.8%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” said Kagwe.

Nairobi is in the lead with 35.9% of the population fully vaccinated followed by Nyeri 33.3%, Laikipia 27.0%, Kiambu 23.8%, Kakamega 22.4%, Taita Taveta 19.9%, Uasin Gishu at 19.3%, Murang’a 19.1%, Nyandarua 18.8%, Machakos 18.3%, Nakuru and Kirinyaga at 18.1% respectivel

Source: KBC

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