COVID REPORT

No Covid deaths reported as 88 test positive

The government has received a total of 10,704, 690 vaccines to date.

In Summary

• A total of 6,311,749 vaccines had been administered across the country, out of which 3,963,035 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,348,714. 

• 57 patients have recovered, pushing the total number of recoveries to 247,874.

Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
COVID TEST: Kennedy Wafula, a laboratory technologist at Aga Khan University Hospital, obtains a swab sample from a Mathare resident during a free Covid-19 PCR testing on August 17,
Image: MAGDALINE SAYA

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has said that 88 people have tested positive for Covid-19 from a sample size of 4,802 tested in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate is now at 1.8 per cent.

From the cases, 82 are Kenyans while six are foreigners, and 44 are males and 44 are females.

The youngest is a six-year-old child while the oldest is 86 years.

The total confirmed positive cases are 254,629 and the cumulative tests conducted are 2,790,474.

In terms of county distribution of the cases; Nairobi leads with 17 cases, Siaya 16, Kericho 14, Nakuru 8, Kakamega 5, Kisii 5, Turkana 3, Nyeri 3, Machakos 2, Trans Nzoia 2, Uasin Gishu 2, West Pokot 2, Bomet 1, Bungoma 1, Busia 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Garissa 1, Kajiado 1, Kiambu 1, Murang’a 1 and Taita Taveta 1.

The CS said on Friday in a statement that 57 patients have recovered from the disease with 35 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 22 are from various health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 247,874 of whom 200,195 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,679 are from various health facilities.

Kagwe added that there was no death reported, hence, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,325.

A total of 367 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 993 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Twenty-one patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 9 of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 118 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 116 of them are in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination

CS Kagwe said that as of November 18, 2021, a total of 6,311,749 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,963,035 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,348,714.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 55.4 per cent.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 8.6 per cent.

The government has received a total of 10,704, 690 vaccines to date.