COVID UPDATE

Kenya records one death, 28 new Covid cases

177 patients have recovered from the disease bringing total recoveries to 248,308.

In Summary

• From the cases 25 are Kenyans while three are foreigners with 15 being males and 13 are females. 

• One patient has succumbed to the disease, a late death reported after conducting facility record audit, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5334.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a presser at Radisson Blue in Nairobi on June 25, 2021.
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Kenya on Monday recorded 28 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 2,969 tested in the last 24 hours, with the positivity rate now at 0.9 per cent.

From the cases 25 are Kenyans while three are foreigners with 15 being males and 13 are females.

Age wise, the youngest is a five-year-old child while the oldest is 85 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 254,979 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,830,071.

In a statement, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 177 patients have recovered from the disease with 154 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 23 are from health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 248,308 of whom 200,395 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,913 are from various health facilities countrywide. 

He added that one patient has succumbed to the disease.

This is a late death reported after conducting facility record audit, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5334.

A total of 169 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 816 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Seven patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), six of whom are on ventilatory support and one on supplemental oxygen.

No patient is under observation.

Another 50 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in the general wards.

No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

The CS also announced that as of November 28, a total of 6,959,988 vaccines had so far been administered across the country.

Of these, 4,295,764 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,664,224.