Covid-19: 2.3 million Kenyans fully vaccinated as 59 test positives
HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Sat,Nov 20 2021 17:47:02 EATBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Sat,Nov 20 2021 17:47:02 EAT
Kenya has so far administered 6,375,787 Covid-19 vaccines across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced.
Of these, 3,981,902 have been partially vaccinated while 2,393,885 have been fully vaccinated.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 56.2 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 8.8 per cent as the government works towards vaccinating 27, 246,033.
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Total vaccines the ministry has received to date stand at 10, 704,690.
Kenya also recorded 59 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 4,336 raising the country's caseload to 254,688.
In a statement on Saturday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 1.4 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,794,810.
Out of the new patients, 27 are male, whereas 32 are female, with the youngest carrier being a four-year-old child, and the oldest aged 80.
Of the new cases, two are foreigners while the rest are Kenyans.
In terms of counties distribution, Nyamira County recorded 14 cases, Nairobi 11, Kakamega and Kiambu 4 cases each, Nakuru, Kilifi and Bungoma 3 cases each, Busia, Isiolo, Uasin Gishu and Kisii 2 cases each, Nyeri, Turkana, Kericho, Kisumu, Machakos, Mandera and Embu 1 case each.
Kenya’s Covid-19 toll still stands at 5,325 after no deaths were reported from the virus in the last 24 hours.
Total recoveries now stand at 247,919 after 45 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 23 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while 22 patients are from health facilities across the country.
Of the total recoveries, 200,218 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 47,701 are from various hospitals countrywide.
A total of 354 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 985 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.
Twenty-one (21) patients are in the ICU, nine of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. No patients are on observation.
Another 116 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 114 of them in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).
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