COVID-19 UPDATE

Kenya's Covid positivity rate at 2% after 75 new cases

Fatalities have rise to 5,322 after three patients succumbed to the disease.

In Summary

• The country's fatalities have risen to 5,322 after another three patients succumbed to the disease.

• Kagwe said that there are 385 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,021 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during the Covid-19 media briefing at Afya House on May 27, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 75 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country's caseload to 254,384, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said.

The CS in a statement confirmed that this was from a sample size of 3,854 representing a positivity rate of 2.0 per cent.

The cumulative tests stand at 2,775,646.

The country's fatalities have risen to 5,322 after another three patients succumbed to the disease.

Kagwe said that there are 385 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,021 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Twenty-three patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 10 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 115 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with112 of them are in the general wards. Three patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Meanwhile, 29 patients have recovered from the disease with 17 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 12 are from health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at247,711 of whom 200,096 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,615 are from various health facilities countrywide.

VACCINATION

As of November 15, a total of 6,083,449 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,905,215were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were2,178,234.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 52.1 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 8.0 per cent.

The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

Edited by D Tarus