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Covid-19 Cases Rise by 22 as 3 More Patients Succumb

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Sunday, 21st November, confirmed 22 new Covid-19 cases from 7,295 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 254,710.

This has raised to 2,798,001 the cumulative number of samples tested since March last year. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 0.7 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 21 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner. There are 14 females and eight males. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 79.

Kagwe said that a total of 35 patients had recovered from the disease, 25 are from the home-based and isolation care programme while 10 were from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries now stands at 247,954.

Kenya’s death toll rose to 5,328, after three more patients succumbed to the virus.

There are 350 patients admitted to various health facilities, while 981 patients are under home-based isolation and care programme.

Some 20 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), nine of whom are on ventilatory support, 11 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 113 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 111 of them in the general wards and three in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: A total of 6,388,427 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,986,501 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,401,926.

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