Al most half a million kenyans have recieved the Covid 19 vaccines as the country intensified measures to flatten the infection curve.
At least 487,278 people were by monday vaccinated againgst the pandemic with AstraZeneca dose.
From this number 118,833 are Health Workers, 39,523 Security Officers, 70,338 Teachers and 258,584 are other members of the public who include those at 58 years and above.
In statement today, giving the Covid 19 situation in the country, health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in terms of gender , 275,382 (56.5 percent ) Males and 211,746 (43.5 percent ) are females.
Currently, a total of 1,645 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 6,063 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 248 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 48 of whom are on ventilatory support and 169 on supplemental oxygen. 31 patients are on observation.
“Another 277 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 256 of them in general wards and 21 in High Dependency Units (HDU)”, he said.
The CS further noted that today 115 patients have recovered from the disease, 61 from various health facilities, while 54 are from Home Based and Isolation Care bringing the total recoveries now at 99,210.
Cumulative discharges are 72,115 from Home Based Care and Isolation while 27,095 are from various health facilities.
“Sadly, 20 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours with 2 of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, 5 within the last one month and 13 being late death reports having occurred on diverse dates and recorded after conducting facility record audits. This now pushes our cumulative fatalities to 2,368”, Kagwe said.
New deaths by age; 0-9 years (1), 10-19 years (1), 20-29 (0), 30 39 years (2), 40-49 years (1), 50-59 years (5), 60 years and above (10). Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (46), 10-19 years (18), 20-29 (95), 30-39 years (212), 40-49 years (327), 50-59 years (532), 60 years and above (1,138). Our sincere condolences to families and friends of those who have lost their loved ones.
In the last 24 hours, 486 people have tested positive to the Corona Virus disease, from a sample size of 2,989 with now the total confirmed positive cases being 146,156 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,564,827
“Our positivity rate is at 16.3 percent and from the cases today 457 are Kenyans while 29 are foreigners. 293 are males and 193 are females. The youngest is a-four-month-old infant while the oldest is 94 years.
Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (16), 10-19 years (21), 20-29 years (81), 30-39 years (119), 40-49 years (104), 50-59 years (71), 60 and above (74).
In terms of County distribution; Nairobi has recorded 349 cases, followed by Kiambu 21, Uasin Gishu 21, Mombasa 17, Kilifi 16, Kajiado 14, Machakos 12, Nakuru 11, Kwale 5, Kericho 4, Kirinyaga 2, Kitui 2, Nyeri 2, Mandera 1, Murang’a 1, Samburu 1, Siaya 1, Kisumu 1, Taita Taveta 1, Turkana 1, Bomet 1, Busia 1 and Elgeyo Marakwet 1.
In terms of Sub County distribution; In Nairobi the 349 cases are from Lang’ata (92), Dagoretti North (29), Westlands (22), Embakasi West (18), Embakasi Central and Embakasi East (16) cases each, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Roysambu and Ruaraka (15) cases each, Dagoretti South, Kamukunji, Kibra, Makadara and Starehe (14) cases each, Embakasi North and Mathare (13) cases each.
In Kiambu the 21 cases are from Thika (6), Kiambaa and Kiambu Town (5) cases each, Ruiru (3), Githunguri and Kikuyu (1) case each. In Uasin Gishu the 21 cases are from Moiben (6), Kapseret (5), Ainabkoi and Turbo (4), Kesses and Soy (1) case each. In Mombasa the 17 cases are from Jomvu (6), Mvita (4), Kisauni and Nyali (3) cases each, Likoni (1).
In Kilifi the 16 cases are from Kaloleni and Kilifi North (5) cases each, Magarini (4), Malindi (2). In Kajiado the 14 cases are from Kajiado Central (7), Kajiado North (6), Kajiado East (1). In Machakos the 12 cases are from Athi River and Mwala (4) cases each, Kalama (2), Machakos and Matungulu (1) case each.
In Nakuru the 11 cases are from Naivasha (5), Nakuru East (4), Molo (2). In Kwale the 5 cases are from Msambweni (4) and Matuga (1). In Kericho the 4 Cases are from Kipkelion East (3) and Bureti (1). In Kirinyaga all the 2 cases are from Kirinyaga Central, and in Kitui the 2 cases are from Mwingi Central and Mwingi North (1) case each, while in Nyeri the 2 cases are from Mathira East and Nyeri Central (1) case each.
The case in Mandera is from Mandera East, the case in Murang’a is from Murang’a South, the case in Samburu is from Samburu Central, the case in Siaya is from Bondo, the case in Kisumu is from Kisumu East, the case in Taita Taveta is from Taveta, the case in Turkana is from Turkana South, the case in Bomet is from Bomet East, the case in Busia is from Teso South and the case in Elgeyo Marakwet is from Marakwet East.
By Wangari Ndirangu