COVID-19

Three deaths as 12 test positive for Covid-19

The youngest of the new cases is a 10-year-old child while the oldest is 76 years old.

In Summary

•The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 254,309 and the positivity rate to 0.7 per cent. 

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

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

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 12 new cases of Covid-19 from 1,730 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

The new cases bring the total caseload in the country to 254,309 and the positivity rate to 0.7 per cent.

The youngest of the new cases is a 10-year-old child, while the oldest is 76 years old. 

Kagwe also announced three deaths, all from facility record audits for November, bringing total deaths to 5,319.

Total recoveries stand at 247,682 after 37 patients recovered from the disease, 25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program, and 12 from health facilities countrywide. 

Some 381 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,027 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Another 24 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 10 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

An additional 113 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 112 in the general wards.

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

The new cases are distributed across counties as follows; Kakamega 4, Nairobi 2, Baringo, Meru, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nandi and Turkana one each.

Vaccination

As of November 14, 2021, a total of 5,997,816 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,887,459 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 2,110,357.