Jan 20, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: 813 people in Kenya test positive as 4,000 patients recover

Kenya has registered 813 more positive Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 13.5% from a sample size of 6,005 that were tested in the last 24 hours.

This increases the total number of confirmed cases to 314,490 and cumulative tests performed with 3,117,407.

Of the new cases, 656 are Kenyans while 157 are foreigners. 421 males and 392 females. The youngest is a four-month-old child, while the oldest is 103 years old.

Health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced in a statement to media houses on Wednesday that 4,126 patients have recovered from the coronavirus – 3,968 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, while 158 hail from various health care facilities across the country. The total number of recoveries is now 276,019.

The capital Nairobi had the highest number of new infections with 358, while Siaya had 73, Bomet 67, Nakuru 29, Laikipia 24, Kisumu 20 and Kilifi 20.

Fewer than 20 cases have been recorded in other counties, with West Pokot, Samburu and Taita Taveta only registering one case each.

Seven deaths were reported during the same period, all of them late deaths following Record audits between September 2021 and January 2022 were reported for the establishment of the facility. This brings the cumulative death toll to 5,469 are in domestic isolation and on a nursing regimen.

The CS also added that there are 47 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), of which 44 are ventilated and 3 m with supplemental oxygen.

Another 594 patients are generally wards with 301 of them on supplemental oxygen. Eight patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

According to Kagwe, 10,779,531 vaccines had been administered across the country as of Tuesday.

The intake of the second dose among them is hers received the first dose was 57.1 percent, while the proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 16.8 percent.