Covid-19 positivity rate drops to 11.7% as 3,025 recover

The Covid-19 positivity rate now stands at 11.7% after 1,175 people tested positive on Sunday from a sample size of 10,073 tested in the last 24 hours.

Of the cases, 1,025 are Kenyans while 150 are foreigners. 601 females and 574 are males. The youngest is a two-day-old infant while the oldest is 108 years.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 315,665 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,127,480.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi 459, Kisii 92, Mombasa 71, Nyeri 49, Turkana 49, Siaya 48, Kiambu 40, Murang’a 37, Uasin Gishu 37, Kakamega 36, Nakuru 32, Nyandarua 25, Kisumu 20, Makueni 14, Nandi 13, Baringo 12, Kilifi 12, Kericho 11, Kirinyaga 10, Migori 10, Meru 9, Homa Bay 8, Elgeyo Marakwet 7, Embu 7, Kajiado 7, Tharaka Nithi 7, Bungoma 6, Busia 5, Garissa 5, Machakos 5, Laikipia 4, Marsabit 4, Isiolo 3, Kwale 3, Nyamira 3, Vihiga 3, West Pokot 3, Bomet 2, Narok 2, Tana River 2, Trans Nzoia 2 and Taita Taveta 1.

The distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (53), 10-19 years (99), 20-29 years (137), 30-39 (237), 40-49 (160), 50-59 (150), 60 years and above (339).

3,025 patients have recovered from the disease, 2,837 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 188 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 279,044 of whom 228,286 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 50,758 are from various health facilities countrywide.

3 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in December 2021 and January 2022.

This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,472.

A total of 1,146 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 15,829 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 49 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 45 of them on ventilatory support while four are on supplemental oxygen,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe stated.

Another 275 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 271 of them are in the general wards. 4 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, on January 12th, 2022, a total of 10,878,311 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,134,511 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,644,213.

Another 25,213 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 74,374 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.5%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.0%.

The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

County cumulative trends and proportion of fully vaccinated

The top 10 counties are; Nairobi in the lead with 36.1% of the population fully vaccinated followed by Nyeri 33.5%, Laikipia 27.2%, Kiambu 24.1%, Kakamega 22.8%, Taita Taveta 20.3%, Uasin Gishu at 19.6%, Muranga 19.3%, Nyandarua 19.1%, Machakos 18.5%, Nakuru 18.4% and Kirinyaga at 18.3%.


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