COVID

178 new Covid cases reported, positivity rate at 2.5%

No death reported, cumulative fatalities remain at 5,314.

In Summary

• 31 patients have recovered from the disease with 25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 6 are from health facilities countrywide.

• From the cases, 173 are Kenyans while five are foreigners, and 90 are females while88 are males.

A health worker takes a sample for free Covid-19 testing at the Garissa Primary School testing centre.
COVID TESTING: A health worker takes a sample for free Covid-19 testing at the Garissa Primary School testing centre.
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said 178 people have tested positive for coronavirus from a sample size of 7,091 tested in the last 24 hours.

The CS said the positivity rate is now at 2.5 per cent.

From the cases, 173 are Kenyans while five are foreigners, and 90 are females while88 are males.

The youngest patient is a two-month-old infant while the oldest is 84 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are now 254,057 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,750,273.

Nairobi recorded 65 cases, Machakos 17, Nakuru 15, Kajiado 15, Kiambu 11, Kericho 8, Meru 5, Busia 5, Nyamira 4, Uasin Gishu 4, Siaya 4, Bungoma 3, Mombasa 3, Kisumu 2, Kitui 2, Isiolo 2, Kakamega 2, Taita Taveta 2, Kilifi 1, Kisii 1, Makueni 1, Marsabit 1, Nandi 1, Garissa 1, Vihiga 1, Bomet 1 and West Pokot 1.

The CS said that 31 patients have recovered from the disease with 25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while six are from health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 247,489 of whom 199,938 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation programme, while 47,551 are from various health facilities countrywide.

There is no death reported today, cumulative fatalities remain at 5,314.

A total of 403 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,063 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme.

Thirty patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are 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 are in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

Kagwe said that as of November 9, 2021, a total of 5,751,332 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,825,759 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 1,925,573.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 47.1 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 7.1 per cent.

He said the government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.