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Covid vaccination approaching the 1 million mark

A total of 945,597 persons have so far been vaccinated against the Covid-19 disease countrywide.

Of these 287,215 are aged 58 years and above, Health workers 163,167, Teachers 148,353, Security Officers 79,948 while others are 266,914.

In a statement giving the Covid- 19 situation in the Country Wednesday, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS), Mutahi Kagwe, said further that a total of 1,074 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 4,626 patients are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care Programme.

“107 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 21 of whom are on ventilatory support and 69 on supplemental oxygen. 17 patients are on observation while another 93 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 89 of them in general wards and 4 in High Dependency Units (HDU)”, he added.

The CS noted that 376 people have tested positive to the Corona Virus disease, from a sample size of 4,153 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now 9.1 per cent and the total confirmed positive cases are now 166,382 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,756,846.

“From the cases yesterday, 363 are Kenyans while 13 are foreigners, 214 are males and 162 females, the youngest is a two-day-old-infant while the oldest is 100 years”, he said

In terms of County distribution, Nairobi has recorded 86 cases, Migori 49, Kisumu 64, Kisii 26, Siaya 19, Kericho and Nakuru 19 cases each and Homa Bay 18 cases Kilifi and Kitui have 9 cases each, Kajiado, Mombasa and Vihiga 7 cases each, Meru 6, Garissa 4, Kakamega, Kiambu, Uasin Gishu, Machakos and Nyeri 3 cases each, Bomet and Bungoma 2 cases each, Busia, Isiolo, Mandera, Nandi, Nyamira, Nyandarua, Tana River and West Pokot 1 case each.

In terms of Sub-county distribution, In Nairobi the 86 cases are from Kibra (16), Starehe (9), Dagoretti North (8), Embakasi East (6), Embakasi Central and Embakasi West (5) cases each, Dagoretti South, Langata, Makadara, Mathare, Roysambu and Westlands (4) cases each, Embakasi South, Kamukunji and Kasarani (3) cases each, Embakasi North and Ruaraka (2) cases each.

In Migori the 49 cases are from Suna East (21), Rongo (15), Kuria West (6), Awendo (4), Nyatike (2) and Uriri (1). In Kisumu the 64 cases are from Kisumu Central (28), Kisumu East (17), Kisumu West (11), Nyando (4), Nyakach (3) and Seme (1). In Kisii the 26 cases are from Kitutu Chache South (15), Bonchari (6), Nyaribari Chache (3) and Kitutu Chache North (2). In Siaya the 19 cases are from Rarieda (10), Alego Usonga (5), Bondo and Gem (2) cases each.

In Kericho the 19 cases are from Ainamoi (10), Kipkelion East (4), Belgut (3) and Bureti (2). In Nakuru the 19 cases are from Naivasha (5), Nakuru East (4), Kuresoi South (3), Molo and Njoro (2) cases each, Nakuru West, Rongai and Subukia (1) case each. In Homa Bay the 18 cases are from Homa Bay Town (10), Karachuonyo and Rangwe (3) cases each, Mbita and Ndhiwa (1) case each.

In Kilifi the 9 cases are from Malindi (5) and Magarini (4). In Kitui the 9 cases are from Kitui Rural and Kitui West (3) cases each, Kitui Central, Kitui East and Mwingi Central (1) case each. In Kajiado the 7 cases are from Loitoktok and Kajiado East (3) cases each and Kajiado North (1). In Mombasa the 7 cases are from Mvita (6) and Jomvu (1). In Vihiga the 7 cases are from Vihiga (4), Hamisi (2) and Sabatia (1).

In Meru the 6 cases are from Imenti North (5) and Imenti Central (1) while in Garissa the 4 cases are from Dadaab (3) and Garissa Town (1). The 3 cases in Kakamega are from Mumias East (2) and Shinyalu (1), the 3 cases in Kiambu are from Kiambu Town, Kikuyu and Lari (1) case each, the 3 cases in Uasin Gishu are from Kesses (2) and Soy (1), the 3 cases in Machakos are from Athi River, Kangundo and Machakos Town (1) case each and the 3 cases in Nyeri are from Kieni East, Mathira East and Nyeri South (1) case each.

In Bomet the 2 cases are from Bomet East and Konoin (1) case each, while in Bungoma the 2 cases are from Kanduyi and Kimilili (1) case each. The case in Busia is from Matayos, the case in Isiolo is from Isiolo Town, the case in Mandera is from Mandera East, the case in Nandi is from Chesumei, the case in Nyamira is from Nyamira Town, the case in Nyandarua is from Ndaragwa, the case in Tana River is from Bura and the case in West Pokot is from Pokot South

Distribution of positive cases by age is as follows; 0-9 years (25), 10-19 years (25), 20-29 years (48), 30-39 years (99), 40-49 years (67), 50-59 years (47), 60 and above (65).

The CS noted that 318 patients have recovered from the disease, 248 from the Home Based and Isolation Care, while 70 are from various health facilities countrywide.

“This now brings our total recoveries now stand at 117,235 of whom 83,054 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 31,181 are from various health facilities.

Sadly, Kagwe said that 14 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 7 of them having occurred on diverse dates within the last one month while 7 are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the last one month pushing the cumulative fatalities to 3,035.

New deaths by age; 0-9 years (0), 10-19 years (1), 20-29 (1), 30-39 years (0), 40-49 years (0), 50-59 years (4), 60 years and above (8).

Cumulative deaths by age; 0-9 years (54), 10-19 years (21), 20-29 (106), 30-39 years (250), 40-49 years (385), 50-59 years (643), 60 years and above (1,576).

By Wangari Ndirangu

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