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Almost half a million Kenyans vaccinated for Covid-19

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Close to half a million Kenyans have received the Covid 19 vaccines as the country intensified measures to flatten the infection curve.

At least 487,278 people were by Monday vaccinated against the pandemic with the AstraZeneca dose.

From this number 118,833 are Health Workers, 39,523 Security Officers, 70,338 Teachers and 258,584 are other members of the public who include those at 58 years and above.

In a statement today, giving the Covid 19 situation in the country, health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in terms of gender, 275,382 (56.5 percent ) Males and 211,746 (43.5 percent ) are females.

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Currently, a total of 1,645 patients are admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 6,063 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 248 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 48 of whom are on ventilatory support and 169 on supplemental oxygen. 31 patients are on observation.

“Another 277 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 256 of them in general wards and 21 in High Dependency Units (HDU)”, he said.

The CS further noted that today 115 patients have recovered from the disease, 61 from various health facilities, while 54 are from Home Based and Isolation Care bringing the total recoveries now at 99,210.

Cumulative discharges are 72,115 from Home Based Care and Isolation while 27,095 are from various health facilities.

“Sadly, 20 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours with 2 of them having occurred in the last 24 hours, 5 within the last one month, and 13 being late death reports having occurred on diverse dates and recorded after conducting facility record audits. This now pushes our cumulative fatalities to 2,368”, Kagwe said.

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