The Ministry of Health announced that 13.5% (or 813 people) have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours alone.
Of the cases, 656 are Kenyans while 157 are foreigners; 421 are males and 392 are females. The youngest is a four-month-old child while the oldest is 103 years.
Total confirmed positive cases are now 314,490 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,117,407.
The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 358, Siaya 73, Bomet 67, Nakuru 29, Laikipia 24, Kisumu 20, Kilifi 20, Nyandarua 19, Marsabit 18, Mombasa 18, Uasin Gishu 17, Kiambu 15, Kitui 13 and Embu 13.
More cases were reported in Kakamega 11, Migori 10, Murang’a 9, Lamu 7, Makueni 7, Busia 6, Garissa 6, Nandi 6, Machakos 5, Meru 5, Baringo 4, Homa Bay 4, Kericho 4, Kisii 3, Kajiado 3, Narok 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Bungoma 2, Kwale 2, Nyeri 2, Turkana 2, Vihiga 2, West Pokot 1, Samburu 1 and Taita Taveta 1.
The Ministry said 4,126 patients recovered from the disease; 3,968 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 158 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 276,019.
Seven patients are reported to have succumbed to the coronavirus disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of September 2021 and January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,469.
“A total of 1,201 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 17,443 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.
“47 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while three of them are on supplemental oxygen. Another 301 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 293 of them are in the general wards. 8 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”
The CS said a total of 10,779,531 vaccines had been administered across the country as of January 11, 2022. Of these, 6,103,780 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,583,839.
Kagwe further added that another 24,910 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 67,002 are booster doses.
“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.1%. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 16.8%. The government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033,” he said.