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Covid-19 Cases Jump to 315,665 as 1,175 More Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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Kenya on Thursday, 13th January, confirmed 1,175 new Covid-19 cases from 10,073 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 315,665.

This has raised to 3,127,480 the cumulative number of samples tested since March 2020, when the pandemic broke out. The country’s positivity rate is at 11.7 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced in a press statement that from the new cases, 1,025 are Kenyans while 150 are foreigners, with 574 being males and 601 females. The youngest is a two-day-old infant and the oldest is 108.

Some 3,025 patients have recovered, 2,837 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while188 are from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 279,044.

Sadly, three patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in December 2021 and January 2022. This now pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,472.

There are 1,146 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 15,829 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

At the same time, 49 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 45 of them on ventilatory support while four are on supplemental oxygen.

Vaccination: As of 12th January 2022, a total of 10,878,311 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 6,134,511 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,644,213.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.5 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17 per cent. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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