Kenya administers 114,007 Covid booster shots

Kenya has administered 114,007 Covid-19 vaccine booster doses so far

The government introduced the administration of booster shots in late December, aimed at people who had already completed their basic treatment six months earlier.

The Department of Health listed the AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as vaccines to be given as a booster dose.

Nairobi County leads with 54,055 shots, followed by Nakuru 8,066 26 Uasin Gishu 5,744, Kiambu 5,567 and Mombasa 4,940.

To date, a total of 11,522,950 vaccines have been administered nationwide. Of these, 6,308,695 are partially vaccinated while 5,063,545 are fully vaccinated.

Another 36,703 are doses given to people between the ages of 15 and 18, while 114,007 are booster doses.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 60.6%, while the proportion of fully vaccinated adults is 18.6%.

The Department of Health announced the update on Saturday, when 300 new infections were reported out of a sample size of 6,072 tested over the past 24 hours.

The positivity rate dropped to 4.9% while three more people succumbed. Of the cases, 274 are Kenyans while 26 are foreigners.

158 are male and 142 are female. The youngest is a month old child while the oldest is 100 years old. The total number of confirmed positive cases is now 320,138 and the cumulative testing done so far is 3,183,057.

The number of recoveries continued its upward trend. The total number of recoveries now stands at 289,547, of which 237,772 are from the home care and isolation program, while 51,775 are from various healthcare facilities across the country.

1,123 patients received a clean health certificate on Saturday.

“Sadly, 3 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of which were late deaths reported following the completion of facility records audits in January. Therefore, this brings the cumulative deaths to 5,531. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones,” MOH said in its daily update.

A total of 814 patients are currently being admitted to various healthcare facilities across the country, while 6,801 are being treated under the home isolation and care program. 46 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 44 of them are on ventilators while two are on supplemental oxygen.

A further 199 patients are receiving supplemental oxygen, 197 of them on the general wards. 2 patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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