COVID -19 STATS

Kenya records 61 new virus cases, 59 recoveries

390 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities.

In Summary

•The country's fatalities remains 5,316 as no death was recorded.

•Kagwe said that there are 390 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities; 1,038 are under the Home-Based Isolation & Care program. 

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on COVID-19 at Afya house on 28 July 2021./MERCY MUMO
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a press conference on COVID-19 at Afya house on 28 July 2021./MERCY MUMO

Kenya on Saturday recorded 61 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's case load to 254,276, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a press briefing confirmed that this was from a sample size of 5,525 recording a positivity rate of 1.1 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,767,353.

The country's fatalities remains 5,316 as no death was recorded.

Kagwe said that there are 390 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities; 1,038 are under the Home-Based Isolation & Care program.

A total 27 patients are in the ICU, 13 of whom are on ventilatory support & 14 on supplemental oxygen. 

Also, 112 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen among them 110 who are in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, 59 patients have recovered from the disease out of which 43 were from the Homebased care program while 16 were discharged from various health facilities.

Kenya's recoveries now stand at 247,633.

VACCINATION

As of November 12, a total of 5,974,566 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,880,224 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,094,342.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 50.5%.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 7.7%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.