Jan 20, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: Kenya records 1,175 new cases

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health on Thursday, 1,025 of the new infections were Kenyans while 150 were foreigners, including 601 women and 574 men.

The youngest is a two-day-old infant, while the oldest is 108 years old . The confirmed positive cases are now 315,665 while the cumulative tests performed are 3,127,480.

Nairobi County has the highest number of infections in the last 24 hours with 459 cases, followed by Kisii 92, Mombasa 71 , Nyeri 49, Turkana 49, Siaya 48, Kiambu 40, Murang’a 37, Uasin Gishu 37, Kakamega 36, ‚Äč‚ÄčNakuru 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.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also mentioned that 3,025 patients had the disease had recovered, 2,837 from home-based isolation and care programs, while 188 were from various healthcare facilities across the country.

The number of recoveries is now 279,044, of which 228,286 are from the Home-Base d care and isolation program, while 50,758 are from various health facilities across the country.

Three deaths have also been reported in the past 24 hours, all of them are belated deaths reported after facility reviews were conducted in December 2021 and January 2022. This increases the cumulative death toll to 5,472.

Mr. Kagwe added that 1,146 patients are currently being admitted to a variety of healthcare facilities across the country, while 15,829 are being treated under the Home Isolation and Care program. Forty-nine more patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 45 receiving one ventilator support and four are being supplied with supplemental oxygen.

Another 275 patients are receiving supplementary oxygen, and 271 of them are on the general wards. 4 patients are in the High Dependency Unit. According to the CS, 10,878,311 vaccines had been administered across the country by Wednesday.

Of these, 6,134,511 were partially vaccinated and 4,644,213 were fully vaccinated. Another 25,213 are given to people between the ages of 15 and 18, while 74,374 are booster doses.

The intake of the second dose in those who received their first dose was 57.5 percent, while the proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 17.0%.