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Covid-19 Cases Rise by 762 as 16 More Patients Succumb

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 19th January, confirmed 762 new Covid-19 cases from 7,780 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 319,011.

This has raised to 3,164,789 the cumulative number of samples tested since March 2020. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 9.8 per cent.

Of the cases, 704 are Kenyans while 58 are foreigners with 403 females and 359 males. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 102.

Kagwe said 657 patients have recovered from the disease, 532 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme and 125 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 287,140.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 5,520 after 16 more patients succumbed to the virus.

There are 915 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 8,493 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Some 45 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 43 of them on ventilatory support while two are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 230 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 226 of them are in the general wards. 4 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination: As of 18th January 2022, a total of 11,259,226 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,248,784 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,878,045. Another 100,433 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 58.9 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.9 per cent. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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