COVID-19

Positivity rate at 1.3% as 64 test positive for Covid-19

Total recoveries now stand at 247,574

In Summary

•Cumulative fatalities stand at 5,316 after one patient succumbed to the virus.

•A total of 396 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,044 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

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 64 new cases of Covid-19 from 4,790 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases bring the positivity rate to 1.3 per cent and the total caseload in Kenya to 254,215.

The youngest of the new cases is a five-year-old child while the oldest is 94 years.

Another  47 patients have recovered from the disease; 30 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 17 are from various hospitals countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 247,574.

Cumulative fatalities stand at 5,316 after one patient succumbed to the virus.

A total of 396 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,044 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

An additional 31 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 15 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 108 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 107 of them in the general wards.

One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The new cases are distributed across counties as follows; Meru 10, Nairobi and Kitui 9 each, Turkana 5, Nakuru and Nandi 4 each, Kakamega and Kericho 3 each, Kisumu, Lamu, Mandera, Migori and Mombasa 2 cases each.

Uasin Gishu, Laikipia, Vihiga, Garissa, Narok, Nyeri and Kajiado recorded a case each.

Vaccination

As of November 11, 2021, a total of 5,893,466 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,861,136 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 2,032,330.