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Kenya Registers 1,035 Covid-19 Cases, 10 Deaths

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Friday, 14th January, announced 1,035 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 316,700.

In a statement to newsrooms, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that the latest figure was derived from 9,337 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 3,136,817 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate is at 11.1 per cent.

From the cases, 859 are Kenyans while 176 are foreigners with 566 males and 469 females. The youngest is a three-month-old infant while the oldest is 110 years.

Kagwe said 1,155 patients have recovered from the disease, 1,042 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while 113 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 280,199.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 5,482 after 10 more patients succumbed to the virus.

There are 1,119 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 14,791 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Some 48 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while four are on supplemental oxygen.

Another 257 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 252 of them are in the general wards. 5 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccinations: As of 13th January 2022, a total of 10,974,305 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 6,164,507 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,704,029. Another 25,754 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 80,607 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.8 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 17.3 per cent. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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