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Covid-19: 26 Patients Recover as 35 Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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At least 35 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus within the last 24 hours.

In a press statement issued on Wednesday, 24th November, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from 4,246 samples tested within the same period, pushing the cumulative number of samples tested to 2,811,260.

The latest cases have pushed the national Covid-19 tally to 254,816. The positivity rate now stands at 0.8 per cent.

Of the new cases, 33 are Kenyans while two are foreigners with 22 being males while 13 females. The youngest is a five-year-old child while the oldest is 79.

Some 26 patients have recovered from the disease, 22 from the home-based care programme, while four have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 248,018.

The national death toll rose to 5,332 after two more patients succumbed.

There are 346 patients admitted to various health facilities across the country while another 973 are under home-based isolation and care.

At the same time, 20 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), nine are on ventilatory support, and 11 are on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 112 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 111 of them being admitted in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination: As of November 23rd November, 2021, a total of 103,506 vaccines had been administered, 53,506 are first doses while 50,000 are second doses.

Overall, 6,597,597 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 4,087,317 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,510,280.

The uptake of the second dose was at 57.1 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was nine per cent.

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