Jan 20, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Covid-19: Kenya reports new 1,035 cases, 10 deaths

The positivity rate is now 11.1 percent, down from 11.7 percent on Thursday.

Of the new cases, 859 are Kenyans while 176 are foreigners. In terms of gender, 566 were male while 469 were female. The youngest is a three-month-old while the oldest is 110 years old.

The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 316,700 and the cumulative testing performed to date is 3,136,817.

The new infections are distributed among the 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, 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.

In a statement to media houses on Friday, Health Cabinet Minister Mutahi said Kagwe announced that 1,155 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,042 from the home isolation and care program, while 113 are from various health facilities across the country.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 280,199, from of which 229,328 are from the home care and isolation program, while 50,871 are from various healthcare facilities across the country.

Ten deaths were reported, one of them in the last 24 hours, while the other 9 late deaths are reported after conducting facility records audits in January 2022. The total number of deaths in the country is now at 5,482.

Also, across the country, 1,119 patients are currently admitted to various healthcare facilities, while 14,791 are hospitalized in the home isolation and care program.

According to Mr. Kagwe, there are 48 patients on the Intensive Care Unit, 44 of them on ventilator support while four are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 257 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 252 of them are on the general wards. 5 patients are in the high dependency unit.

He said 10,974,305 vaccines had been administered nationwide as of Thursday. Of these, 6,164,507 are partially vaccinated, while 4,704,029 are fully vaccinated.

Another 25,754 doses are given to people aged 15 to 18, while 80,607 are booster doses.

The inclusion of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 57.8 percent, while the proportion of fully vaccinated adults was 17.3 percent.