Kenya records 170 new COVID-19 infections,4 deaths

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Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe

The Ministry of Health on Monday announced that 170 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 3,659 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 4.7 percent.

Of the cases, 143 are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners; 86 are males and 84 are females. The youngest is a nine-month-old child while the oldest is 118 years.

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Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,399 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,189,945.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi is leading with 105 cases, Turkana 12.Uasin Gishu 9,Murang’a 6,Nakuru 5,Mombasa 4,West Pokot 4,Garissa 3,Homa Bay 3 and Nyeri 3.

Other counties include :Siaya 3,Kiambu 2,Nyandarua 2,Tharaka Nithi 1,Trans Nzoia 1,Baringo 1,Embu 1,Kakamega 1,Kericho 1,Kisii 1,Kwale 1 and Laikipia 1

 The Ministry said 556 patients recovered from the disease, 506 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, and 50 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 291,917.

Four 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 January 2022. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,558.

“A total of 721 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,733 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

“40 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 38 of them on ventilatory support while two of them are on supplemental oxygen. Another 159 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 158 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

The CS said a total of 11,533,637 vaccines have been administered across the country.

 Of these, 6,320,249 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,081,189.

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