Kenya Records 60 New COVID-19 Cases, One Death

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Kenya has recorded 60 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the virus’ positivity rate to 1 per cent. 

43 Kenyans and 17 foreigners are among the affected with the youngest recorded case being that of a two-year-old child while the oldest is that of a 100-year-old senior citizen.

Total confirmed positive cases currently stand at 322,274 with 3,272,286 cumulative tests having been conducted so far.

In terms of distribution, Nairobi leads with 37 cases followed by Nakuru (8), Mombasa (3), Siaya (3) and Nandi (2). Kericho, Kiambu, Mandera, Nyamira, Nyandarua, Turkana and Uasin Gishu all recorded a single case each. 

According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, a total of 14,192,860 vaccines had been administered across the country as of February 8, 2022. 197, 231 persons were inoculated against the disease in the last 24 hours

“Of these, 7,086,667 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 6,530,829. Another 2 372,136 are doses administered to those between 15 to 17 years while 203,228 are booster doses,” the CS said in a statement.

One person has however succumbed to the disease while 245 patients recovered from it in the last 24 hours. Total recoveries now stand at 296,482 while cumulative fatalities are at 5,622.

“A total of 230 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 3,478 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 8 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 7 of them on ventilatory support and 1 on supplemental oxygen,” the CS said.

“Another 57 patients are on supplemental oxygen, 53 of them are in the general wards while four patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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