Covid-19: Kenya administers 3.5 vaccines as death toll hits 5,045

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the country’s Covid-19 toll reached 5,045 after 27 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. [File, Standard]

Kenya has so far administered 3,507,836 vaccines across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Of these, the total first doses were 2,631,821 while the second doses were 876,015.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 33.6 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 3.2 per cent.

The uptake of the second dose by Priority Groups is as follows: Aged 58 years and above 250,226, others 283,514, Health Workers 140,358, Teachers 128,129 while Security Officers are at 73,788.

Covid-19 numbers

Kenya also recorded 317 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 6,129 raising the country's caseload to 247,675.

In a statement, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 5.2 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,520,607.

Out of the new patients, 160 are male, whereas 157 are female, with the youngest carrier being a six-day-old infant, and the oldest aged 99.

Of the new cases, 16 are foreigners while the rest are Kenyans.

Distribution

In terms of counties distribution, Nairobi leads with 79 cases, Kajiado 36, Uasin Gishu 24, Kiambu 19, Kisii 17, Isiolo 15, Nakuru 14, Bomet and Mombasa 9 cases each, Kirinyaga 8, Murang’a, Kakamega and Nyandarua 6 cases each, Elgeyo Marakwet, Meru and Nandi 5 cases each, Kericho, Kilifi, Kitui, Bungoma, Busia, Tana River and Embu 4 cases each, Nyeri, Laikipia, Baringo and Machakos 3 cases each, Garissa, Lamu, Makueni, Migori, Kisumu and Narok 2 cases each, Siaya and Homa Bay a case each.

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll reached 5,045 after 27 patients succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Total recoveries now stand at 238,884 after 170 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 47 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 130 are from various health facilities in the country.

Of the total recoveries, 193,058 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 45,826 are from various hospitals countrywide.

A total of 1,268 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 2,733 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Ninety-six (96) patients are in the ICU, 63 of whom are on ventilatory support and 28 on supplemental oxygen. Five (5) patients are on observation.

Another 377 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 361 of them in general wards and 16 in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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