POSITIVITY RATE AT 0.8%

Kenya records 42 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths

15 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing total recoveries to 248,085.

In Summary

• From the cases recorded, 40 are Kenyans while two are foreigners.

• 21 are males and 21 are females, with the youngest being a 13-year-old child while the oldest is 95 years.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the launch of the Nairobi City Community Health Service Act in Ngei, Nairobi on October 4.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking during the launch of the Nairobi City Community Health Service Act in Ngei, Nairobi on October 4.
Image: MERCY MUMO

From a sample size of 4,971 tested in the last 24 hours, Kenya on Friday recorded 42 new Covid-19 cases, with the positivity rate now at 0.8%. 

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that from the cases recorded, 40 are Kenyans while two are foreigners.

"21 are males and 21 are females, with the youngest being a 13-year-old child while the oldest is 95 years," he said.

This bring the total confirmed positive cases to 254,904 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,821,144.

Kagwe also stated that 15 patients have recovered from the disease, with 13 from the home-based isolation and care program while two are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stands at 248,085 of whom 200,336 are from the home-based care and isolation program, while 47,749 are from various health facilities countrywide.

No deaths were recorded and the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,333.

A total of 358 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 971 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

16 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 7 of whom are on ventilatory support and 9 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 104 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of November 25, we recorded a total of 110,909 vaccines administered on a single day.

64,123 are first doses while 46,786 are second doses.