Kenya records 1,035 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths; positivity rate now at 11.1 percent

Kenya records 1,035 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths; positivity rate now at 11.1 percent

A medical practitioner about to administer a COVID-19 vaccine. PHOTO|COURTESY

  • Of the cases, 859 are Kenyans while 176 are foreigners; 566 are males and 469 are females.
  • The youngest is a three-month-old child while the oldest is 110 years.
  •  A total of 10,974,305 vaccines had been administered across the country as of January 13, 2022.

The Ministry of Health on Friday announced that 1,035 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 9,337 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 11.1%.

Of the cases, 859 are Kenyans while 176 are foreigners; 566 are males and 469 are females. The youngest is a three-month-old child while the oldest is 110 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 316,700 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,136,817.

The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 369, Nakuru 89, Mombasa 82, Nyamira 47, Bungoma 42, Baringo 36, Kilifi 29, Siaya 29, Kitui 26, Kiambu 25, Nyeri 24, Kericho 23, Kakamega 21, Makueni 18, Trans Nzoia 18, Murang’a 16, Kajiado 14, Kisumu 13, Uasin Gishu 13, Embu 10, Laikipia 10.

More cases were recorded in; Homa Bay 8, Meru 8, Marsabit 7, Vihiga 7, Busia 6, Kisii 6, Kwale 6, Narok 6, Garissa 5, Machakos 4, West Pokot 4, Bomet 3, Elgeyo Marakwet 2, Migori 2, Nandi 2, Nyandarua 2, Isiolo 1, Samburu 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

The Ministry said 1,155 patients have recovered from the disease; 1,042 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 113 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 280,199.

10 patients are reported to have succumbed to the coronavirus disease, one of them in the last 24 hours and the rest all of being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,482.

 “A total of 1,119 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 14,791 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

“48 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while four of them are on supplemental oxygen. Another 257 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 252 of them are in the general wards. 5 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

The CS said a total of 10,974,305 vaccines had been administered across the country as of January 13, 2022. Of these, 6,164,507 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,704,029.

Kagwe further added that another 25,754 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 80,607 are booster doses.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.8%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.3%. The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” he said.

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