Covid-19: Less than one per cent of Kenyans fully vaccinated


Less than one per cent of Kenyan adults have been fully vaccinated.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said as of today, 1,220,151 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

Of these, the total first doses are 998,073 while the second doses are 222,442.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 22.3 per cent with the majority being men at 56 per cent, while women are at 44 per cent.

“The proportion of adults fully vaccinated is now at 0.86 per cent,” Kagwe said.

This comes as 741 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,955 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 10.7 per cent.

Of the cases, 698 are Kenyans while 43 are foreigners. Some 464 of those who tested positive for Covid-19 are men and 277 are women.

The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 101 years. Kenya’s total confirmed positive cases are now 181,239 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,926,973.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi led with 146 cases, followed by Busia 92, Siaya 76, Kisumu 51, Mombasa 47, Kericho 39, Kitui 37, Kisii 35, Uasin Gishu 27 and Kakamega 26.

Others are Nyamira 21, Kilifi 17, Vihiga 16, Nandi 16, Homa Bay 14, Nakuru 13, Kiambu 10, Meru 10, Bungoma 9, Kajiado 5, Kirinyaga 4 and Nyeri 4, among others.

Ninety-nine patients have recovered from the disease, 52 from the home-based and isolation care programme, while 47 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Kagwe said total recoveries now stand at 123,462 of whom 89,450 are from the home-based care and isolation programme, while 34,012 are from various health facilities.

Twenty-four (24) patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,538.

A total of 1,059 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,599 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

A hundred patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 36 of whom are on ventilatory support and 51 on supplemental oxygen.

“Thirteen patients are under observation. Another 140 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 131 of them in general wards and 9 in High Dependency Units (HDU),” Kagwe added.

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