Kenya records 185 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths; positivity rate at 3.4%
The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 185 people tested positive to COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,515 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 3.4 per cent.
Of the cases, 157 are Kenyans while 28 are foreigners; 97 are males and 88 are females, while the youngest is a two-month-old infant and the oldest is 92years.
Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,584 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,195,460.
The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 72, Trans Nzoia 14, Nakuru 13, Kiambu 11, Kakamega 9, Mombasa 8, Siaya 7, Busia 5, Kericho 5, Kisumu 5, Bomet 4, Nyandarua 4, Homa Bay 3, Kilifi 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Baringo, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Machakos and Meru 2 cases each, Bungoma, Kitui, Laikipia, Migori, Murang’a, Nyamira, Nyeri, Tana River and West Pokot 1 case each.
The ministry said 440 patients recovered from the disease; 331 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 109 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 292,357.
At the same time, four 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 5,562.
“A total of 711 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,563 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” said Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.
Some 37 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of them on ventilatory support while two of them are on supplemental oxygen.
"Another 155 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 154 of them are in the general wards. one patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” added Kagwe.
The CS said a total of 11,625,788 vaccines had been administered across the country as of January 24, 2022. Of these, 6,337,679 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,132,195.
He further noted that 36,945 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 118,969 are booster doses.
“The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.8%. The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” stated the CS.