Shocking data has emerged that unvaccinated people constitute the majority of COVID-19 related hospital admissions in the various health facilities across the country.
Similarly, they manifest extensive degenerating health conditions compared to those who are fully or partially vaccinated, The Informer can reveal.
For example, according to data we obtained from random spot check in the three Nairobi hospitals; Avenue Hospital, The Nairobi Women’s Hospital and Ladnan Hospital, out of the 68 patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU), 62 are unvaccinated while six others are partially vaccinated.
Also, an additional 396 and 89 others all unvaccinated are admitted in the general wards and High Dependency Unit (HDU) respectively.
Further, out of the 51 of the partially vaccinated in-patients, six are in ICU while four and 41 others are in HDU and general wards respectively.
Out of the 15 hospitalised patients who are fully vaccinated, one is in HDU while 14 others are in HDU.
In total, out of the admissions recorded in the three hospitals between August 1, 2021 and September 7, 2021, out of the 613 admissions registered, 547 of the patients are unvaccinated, 51 are partially vaccinated while 15 others are fully vaccinated.
According to the Ministry of Health a total of 2,980,929 vaccines had been administered across the country as of on Wednesday; 2,160,564 were the first doses while 820,365 were the second doses.
The proportion of adults who are fully vaccinated is now at 3.0 per cent.
The uptake of the second dose by priority groups is as follows: others 247,438, aged 58 years and above 243,231, health Workers 135,899, teachers 124,575 while security Officers are at 69,222.
Meanwhile, 501 new COVID-19 infections, from a sample size of 6,879 tested positive in the last one day.
The new infections, with a positivity rate of 7.3 per cent, push the tally of confirmed positive cases to 242,284.
So far, Kenya has conducted 2,436,216 tests.
“From the cases 487 are Kenyans while 14 are foreigners. 282 females while 219 are males.,” The Health Ministry said on Thursday “The youngest is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 102 years,” stated the ministry.
Currently, 1,752 patients are admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 4,864 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.
There are 163 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with 117 on ventilatory support and 40 on supplemental oxygen.
Six patients are being monitored.
Another 671 patients require supplemental oxygen, 617 of whom are in general wards and 54 in High Dependency Units (HDU).
Meanwhile, 312 patients have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours; 190 from various health facilities across the country and 122 from the Home Based Isolation and Care program.
The total number of recoveries is now 230,407.
At the same time, Kenya’s death toll from the disease has hit 4,864 following a report of 34 new deaths.
“All of them are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the months of July, August and September 2021,” the Ministry of Health said.