Covid-19 positivity rate 1.0% as 36 new cases recorded

As of November 26, a total of 6,915,627 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

In Summary

• 19 of them are males and 17 are females with the youngest being a thirteen-year-old child while the oldest is 95 years.

• 31 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total recoveries recorded to 248,116.

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

Kenya on Saturday recorded 36 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 3,495 tested in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate now at 1.0%.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 33 are of the new cases Kenyans while three are foreigners.

19 of them are males and 17 are females with the youngest being a thirteen-year-old child while the oldest is 95 years.

This now pushes the total confirmed positive cases to 254,940 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,824,639.

Kagwe also said that 31 patients have recovered from the disease, with 28 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 3 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries recorded now stand at 248,116 of whom 200,364 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,752 are from various health facilities countrywide.

He also announced that there is no death reported, with the cumulative fatalities remaining at 5,333.

A total of 353 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 969 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

15 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 6 of whom are on ventilatory support and 9 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 102 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 26, a total of 6,915,627 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 4,267,236were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,648,391.