More than 120k fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Coast region

A health worker during one of the vaccination exercises./COURTESY

At least 120,837 people in the Coast region have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, with 65,003 out of a 894,202 target, Mombasa County has the highest number of people who have been vaccinated against the virus in the Coast region.

However, in terms of percentage, Taita Taveta County leads in the region, with 9.6 percent, having fully vaccinated 20,482 people out of their 213,335 target.

Mombasa comes in second at 8.1 percent.

Kwale County has fully vaccinated 12,033 people out of 451,267 target (2.7 percent).

Kilifi County has managed to fully vaccinate 20,077 out of 784,567 target (2.6 percent).

Tana River County has fully vaccinated 2,116 out of 151,051 targeted people, which is 1.4 percent.

Meanwhile, Lamu has the lowest percentage at 1.3 percentage, having managed to vaccinate 1,126 out of a targeted 83,433 people.

Total number of those fully vaccinated in the Coast region as of Tuesday 9th November, 2021 are 120,837 out of a target of 2,487,855, which is 4.9 percent.

Taita TTaveta still leads in percentage of those partially vaccinated in the Coast region at 19.1 percent followed by Mombasa’s 12.1 percent.

Lamu comes in third with 6.9 percent followed by Kilifi 5.6 percent, Kwale 4.9 percent and Tana River with 2.5 percent.

The Astrazeneca vaccine./COURTESY

Countrywide, 5,751,332 vaccines had been administered by Tuesday 9th November with 3,825,759 people having partially been vaccinated and 1,925,573 fully vaccinated.

Intake of second dose of vaccine is at 47.1 percent.

COVID-19 numbers

178 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country with six of the new infections having been recorded in the Coast region.

The new cases were from a sample of 7,091 tested.

Total number of infections is now at 254,057 against a cumulative of 2,750,273 tests done.

National COVID-19 fatalities are at 5,314 while total number of recoveries stand at 247,489.

403 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities while 1,063 are in the home-based care program.

30 patients are admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (15 on ventilatory support and 15 on supplemental oxygen).

“No patient is under observation. Another 111 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 110 of them in general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” read a statement from the Ministry of Health.