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No Deaths Reported as Kenya Confirms 310 New Covid-19 Cases

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Sunday, 16th January announced 310 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. This brings the country’s caseload to 317,634.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement issued in Nairobi that the cases were detected from 3,961 samples tested, raising the total to 3,147,823. The country’s positivity rate stands at 7.8 per cent.

From the new cases, 256 are Kenyans while 54 are foreigners with 149 being male while 161 are females. The youngest is a four-month-old infant while the oldest is 97 years.

Kagwe confirmed that 3,384 patients have recovered from the disease, 3,329 from the Home-Based Care Programme, while 55 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 284,727.

There are 1,043 patients currently admitted in various health facilities across the country while another 10,664 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Some 53 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 51 are on ventilatory support, and two on supplemental oxygen.

Another 241 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 237 of them being admitted in the general wards. Four patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination: As of 15th January 2022, a total of 11,082,457 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, 6,198,816 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,763,682.

Another 30,245 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 89,714 are booster doses. 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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