Positivity rate at 1.4% as 59 test positive for Covid-19

No death was recorded and the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,325.

In Summary

•This brings the total caseload in the country to 254,688 and the positivity rate to 1.4 per cent.

•The youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 80 years-old.

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 Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe has announced 59 new Covid-19 infections from 4,336 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total caseload in the country to 254,688 and the positivity rate to 1.4 per cent.

The youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 80 years.

Total recoveries now stand at 247,919 after 45 patients recovered from the disease; 23 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 22 are from health facilities countrywide.

No death was recorded and the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,325.

A total of 354 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 985 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 21 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 116 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 114 of them are in the general wards and two in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The cases are distributed across counties as follows; Nyamira 14, Nairobi 11, Kakamega and Kiambu 4 cases each, Nakuru, Kilifi and Bungoma 3 cases each, Busia, Isiolo, Uasin Gishu and Kisii 2 cases each,  while Nyandarua, Nyeri, Turkana, Kericho, Baringo, Kisumu, Machakos, Mandera and Embu recorded a case each.

Vaccination

As of November 19, 2021, a total of 6,375,787 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 3,981,902 are partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated are 2,393,885.