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Kenya Records 223 New Covid-19 Cases, Tally Rises to 317,857

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 223 new Covid-19 cases from the 3,456 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 317,857.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 3,151,279. The country’s positivity rate is at 6.5 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases, 176 are Kenyans while 47 are foreigners. 118 males and 105 are females. The youngest is a two-month-old child while the oldest is 104 years.

Some 900 patients have recovered from the disease, 759 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while 141 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 285,627.

Sadly, 11 patients succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,499.

There are 991 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 9,905 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programmee.

At the same time, 42 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 40 of them on ventilatory support while two are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 226 patients are on supplemental oxygen, 221 of them are in the general wards and five patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination: As of 16th January 2022, a total of 11,096,104 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,204,659 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,770,760. Another 30,351 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 90,334 are booster doses.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.5 per cent. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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