A total of 67,002 people in Kenya have received their COVID-19 booster shot, which is being administered in public and private health facilities and other designated facilities since January 1.
As of January 11, a total of 10.7 million vaccines had been administered across the country.
Of these, 6.1 million are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are over 4.5 million.
Another 24,910 are doses administered to those between 15 to 18 years.
The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.1 percent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 16.8 percent.
The government is working on vaccinating a targeted population of 27 million.
Meanwhile, Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate has slowed to 13.5 percent on Wednesday, 12 after 813 people tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 6,005 raising the country’s caseload to 314,490.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a press briefing confirmed that 4,126 patients have also recovered from the virus, 3,968 from the home-based isolation and care program while 158 are from various health facilities countrywide.
This now pushes the total recoveries to 276,019 of whom 225,449 are from the home-based care and isolation program, while 50,570 are from various health facilities countrywide
However, the country’s fatalities have risen to 5,469 after another seven patients succumbed to the virus on diverse dates.
CS Kagwe also said that there are 1,201 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 17,443 are under the home-based isolation and care program.
“Some 47 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 44 of them on ventilatory support while three are on supplemental oxygen. Another 301 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 293 of them are in the general wards. Eight patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”