Kenya records 185 new COVID-19 infections,4 deaths

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Kenya received a further 1.36 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday afternoon. The doses were a donation from the United States Government through the COVAX facility. Image courtesy

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 185 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,515 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 3.4 percent.

Of the cases, 157 are Kenyans while 28 are foreigners; 97 are males and 88 are females. The youngest is a two-month-old child while the oldest is 92 years.

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Total confirmed positive cases are now 320,584 while cumulative tests so far conducted are at 3,195,460.

In terms of county distribution, Nairobi is leading with 72 cases,Trans Nzoia 14,Nakuru 13,Kiambu 11,Kakamega 9,Mombasa 8,Siaya 7,Busia 5,Kisumu 5,Kericho 5,Bomet 4,Nyandarua 4,Homa Bay 3,Kilifi 3,Uasin Gishu 3,Baringo,Kirinyaga,Kisii,Machakos and Meru 2 cases each, Bungoma. Kitui,Laikipia,Migori,Murang’a,Nyamira,Nyeri,Tana River and West Pokot 1 case easch.  

 The Ministry said 440 patients recovered from the disease, 331 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, and 109 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 292,357.

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 5,562.

“A total of 711 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,563 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” noted Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

“37 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 35 of them on ventilatory support.

Another 155 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 154 of them are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

The CS said a total of 11,625,788 vaccines have been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,337,679 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 5,132,195.

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