26-01-2022 by Freddie del Curatolo
Covid-19 in Kenya is no longer in the news. Since the beginning of the year, the daily course of the virus no longer occupies the front pages of newspapers and is not a topic of conversation or controversy on social networks. Few swabs, very low percentages of positives, slow vaccinations and daily deaths that can be counted on the fingers of the hands.
Yesterday there were 185 infected people out of 5515 swabs, with a positivity rate of 3.4%. It is hard to imagine general concern, even if the president of the World Health Organization, Ethiopian Tedros Adanom Gebreyesus, calls on African countries not to declare Covid-19 defunct.
Meanwhile, only 4 people have died from the virus, one of whom is Italian. An elderly man on vacation in Zanzibar, who was rushed to Nairobi Hospital in the intensive care unit, did not make it. From what has been leaked by the hospital in the capital, the Italian citizen was insured, but despite having access to the best possible care for East Africa, the virus was fatal for him, also due to his advanced age.
In the meantime, 440 patients have recovered from the disease, 331 of them were in isolation and home care and 109 were still hospitalized in various health facilities throughout the country.
A total of 711 patients remain hospitalized in nosocomial facilities across Kenya, while 5,563 are under the home isolation and care program.
There are 37 patients admitted to intensive care units, 35 of them on ventilatory support. Another 155 patients are on supplemental oxygen and 154 of them are on general wards.
As for vaccines, there are 11,625,788 doses administered, while 5 million 132 thousand Kenyans or residents have also received the second vaccine. Meanwhile, about 120 thousand people have already had access to the booster, the third dose that since January 6 you can get, if you have been fully vaccinated for at least 6 months.
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