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The Ministry of Health on Wednesday announced that 2,216 people tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 8,669 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 25.6%.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 304,350 while the cumulative tests so far conducted are 3,065,623.

From the cases, 1,984 are Kenyans while 232 are foreigners; 1,124 are males and 1,092 are females, while the youngest is a two-month-old child and the oldest is 105 years.

The new cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 861, Siaya 149, Nakuru 119, Kiambu 99, Kitui 99, Nyamira 94, Uasin Gishu 80, Laikipia 67, Mombasa 67, Migori 56, Turkana 55, Kericho 54, Kakamega 49, Kilifi 35, Kisumu 33, Nyeri 28, Kirinyaga 27, Murang’a 24, Nyandarua 22, Kajiado 20, Homa Bay 17, Bungoma 16, Taita Taveta 16, Embu 15, Baringo 13, Tharaka Nithi 13, Makueni 11, Nandi 11, Lamu 9, West Pokot 8, Busia 8, Garissa 7, Machakos 7, Meru 5, Marsabit 4, Narok 4, Elgeyo Marakwet 3, Trans Nzoia 3, Wajir 3, Kisii 2, Bomet 1, Kwale 1 and Vihiga 1.

The ministry noted that 775 patients recovered from the coronavirus; 578 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 197 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 259,308.

However, 3 patients succumbed to the disease, all of them being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits. This pushes the cumulative fatalities to 5,404.

“A total of 1,226 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 25,969 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” stated Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in a statement to newsrooms.

“51 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 27 of them on ventilatory support while 18 are on supplemental oxygen.”

The CS added: “Another 328 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 292 of them are in the general wards. 36 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

Kagwe also stated that a total of 10,310,606 vaccines had been administered across the country as of January 4, 2022…



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