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Covid-19 Cases Soar to 254,728 as 18 Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Monday, 22nd November confirmed 18 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. This brings the country’s caseload to 254,728.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said in a statement issued in Nairobi that the cases were detected from 3,982 samples tested, raising the total to 2,801,983. The country’s positivity rate stands at 0.5 per cent.

From the new cases, 13 are Kenyans while five are foreigners with eight being females while 10 are males. The youngest is a 30-year-old while the oldest is 83.

Kagwe confirmed that 21 patients had recovered from the disease, 16 from the home-based and isolation care programme and five from various health facilities. This has increased to 247,975, the total number of recoveries.

No deaths were reported. The countrywide Covid-19 death toll remains at 5,328.

There are 351 patients admitted to various health facilities countrywide while 977 patients are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

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

Another 112 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 111 of them in general wards and one patient is in High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of November 21st 2021, a total of 6,398,580 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,990,944 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,407,636.

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