4 counties still have to vaccinate more than 1% of the population

In the counties of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Marsabit, the COVID-19 vaccination is still low, with less than 1% of the population being fully vaccinated.

Nairobi County leads with the highest number of people vaccinated, with 17.7% of the population fully vaccinated, followed by Nyeri County with 15.8%, Kiambu with 9.5%, Uasin Gishu with 8.3%, Nyandarua with 8, 1%, Kisumu with 7.4%, Muranga with 7.3% and Mombasa with 7.2%,

As of October 29, 2021, a total of 5,292,312 vaccines had been administered nationwide.

Of these, 3,671,133 were partially vaccinated and 1,621,179 were fully vaccinated.

Second dose uptake in those who received their first dose was 41.7%, and the government is working to vaccinate a target population of 27,246,033 people.

The COVID-19 positivity rate is now 2.9% after 142 people tested positive for the disease, out of a sample size of 4,950 tested in the last 24 hours.

Of the cases, 137 are Kenyans, 5 are foreigners, 110 are men and 32 are women.

The youngest is a one year old while the oldest is 82 years old.

In terms of county distribution, Bungoma 58, Nairobi 13, Kericho and Uasin Gishu each had 8, Wajir and Nyeri each had 7, Garissa and Marsabit each had 6, Nakuru 5, Mandera 4, Kajiado 3, Embu, Isiolo, Mombasa, Murang’a and Baringo 2 each, Trans Nzoia, Kiambu, Kilifi, West Pokot, Bomet, Busia and Elgeyo Marakwet 1 case each.

At the same time, 144 patients have recovered from the disease, 133 from the home isolation and care program, while 11 are from various healthcare facilities across the country.

3 patients have succumbed to the disease, all of them late deaths reported after conducting operational records audits in September and October 2021.

Currently, 463 patients are being admitted to various healthcare facilities across the country, while 1,212 are being treated under the home isolation and care program. 25 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 13 of whom are ventilated and 12 are additionally supplied with oxygen

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