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Covid-19: 7.5 million vaccines administered so far as 32 test positive

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy MIRERI JUNIOR | Mon,Dec 06 2021 16:03:07 EAT
By MIRERI JUNIOR | Mon,Dec 06 2021 16:03:07 EAT

 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says four patients are in the ICU, three of whom are on ventilatory support and one on supplemental oxygen. [File, Standard]

Kenya has so far administered 7,583,134 Covid-19 vaccines across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Of these, 4,628,299 have been partially vaccinated while 2,954,835 have been fully vaccinated.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 57.3 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 10.8 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.

Covid-19 numbers

Kenya also recorded 32 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 2,893 raising the country's caseload to 255,469.

In a statement on Monday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 1.1 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,858,654.

Out of the new patients, 19 are male, whereas 10 are female, with the youngest carrier being a 22-year-old, and the oldest aged 75.

Of the new cases, one is a foreigner while the rest are Kenyans.

Distribution

In terms of counties distribution, Nairobi County recorded 25 cases, Embu 2, Machakos, Meru, Nyeri, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot 1 case each.

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll still stands at 5,335 after no deaths were reported from the virus in the last 24 hours.

Total recoveries now stand at 248,444 after 18 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 15 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while three patients are from health facilities across the country.

Of the total recoveries, 200,480 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 47,964 are from various hospitals countrywide.

Admitted

A total of 212 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 837 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Four (4) patients are in the ICU, three of whom are on ventilatory support and one on supplemental oxygen. No patients are on observation.

Another 56 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 54 of them in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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