By Kamadi Amata.
Kenya has recorded 170 new positive cases of Covid 19 from a sample size of 3,659 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 7.7%. From the cases, 143 are Kenyans while 27 are foreigners. 86 females and 84 are male. The cumulative tests stand at 3,189,945. From a release send to newsroom the youngest is a nine-month-old child while the oldest is 118 years old.
The country’s fatalities have risen to 5,558 after another four patients succumbed to the disease on diverse dates.
Kagwe said that there are 721 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 5,733 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
As of January 23, a total of 11,553,637 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 6,320,249are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are5,081,189.
Another 36,792 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years while 115,407 are booster doses.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 60.7 per cent.
Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.6 per cent.
The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.