The Ministry of Health on Monday announced that 1,034 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 4,975 tested in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate now stands at 20.8%, with the total confirmed positive cases rising to 312,572 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,104,457.
“From the cases, 851 are Kenyans while 183 are foreigners; 530 are females and 504 are males, while the youngest is a five-month-old child and the oldest is 103 years,” said the Ministry in a statement.
The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 615, Nyeri 47, Kiambu 38, Uasin Gishu 35, Kilifi 34, Siaya 31, Kericho 29, Busia 25, Turkana 16, Laikipia 15, Kajiado 14, Kakamega 14, Embu 13, Makueni 11, Nakuru 11, Garissa 10, Meru 10, Machakos 9, Nandi 9 and Kwale 6.
More cases were recorded in Kisumu 5, Kitui 5, Migori 5, Murang’a 5, Elgeyo Marakwet 4, Baringo 3, Mombasa 3, Bungoma 2, Kisii 2, Nyamira 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Bomet 1, Homa Bay 1, Narok 1, West Pokot 1.
The ministry also noted that 3,611 patients recovered from the coronavirus; 3,493 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 118 are from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries now stand at 268,573.
However, the ministry noted that 8 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,454.
A total of 1,225 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 23,107 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 45 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while 20 are on supplemental oxygen. One patient is under observation.
“Another 308 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 303 of them are in the general wards. 5 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” further stated the ministry.
According to the Ministry, a total of 10,609,955 vaccines had been administered across the country as of January 9th 2022. Of these, 6,047,125 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,486,533.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 56.7%.