Kenya registers drop in Covid-19 cases

Thursday, January 20th, 2022 18:07 | By
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.Photo/PD

Kenya, on Thursday, recorded 368 coronavirus cases from a sample size of 6,003 tested in the last 24 hours.

This translates to a 6.1 per cent positivity rate.

From the cases, 340 are Kenyans while 28 are foreigners.

In terms of gender, 185 are males and 183 are females. The youngest is a nine-month-old infant while the oldest is 100 years old.

Total confirmed positive cases are now 319,379 and cumulative tests conducted so far are 3,170,792.

In terms of county distribution; Nairobi 135, Kisii 47, Homa Bay 35, Nakuru 20, Kiambu 16, Kakamega 11, Nyamira 11, Nyeri 11, Murang’a 9, Siaya 7, Kilifi 6, Kitui 6, Makueni 6, Mombasa 5, Bomet 4, Kisumu 4, Uasin Gishu 4, West Pokot 4, Kericho 3, Kirinyaga 3, Embu 3, Garissa 3, Baringo 2, Migori 2, Narok 2, Kwale 2, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1, Meru 1, Taita Taveta 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Busia 1 and Kajiado 1.

"Today 823 patients have recovered from the disease, 707 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 116 are from various health facilities countrywide.

"Total recoveries now stand at 287,963 of whom 236,357 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 51,606 are from various health facilities countrywide," Health Cabinet Secretary announced on Thursday.

Cumulative fatalities remain at 5,520.


As of January 19, a total of 11,345,649 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 6,269,570 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 4,937,799. Another 104,890 have received booster doses.

"The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 59.5 per cent.

"Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 18.1 per cent. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033," Kagwe added.

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