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Covid-19 Positivity Rate at 1.8PC, as 88 People Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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20210728 171420

The Ministry of Health has announced 88 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country’s caseload to 254,629.

In a statement issued on Friday, 19th November, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the latest figure was derived from the 4,802 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

This brings to 2,790,474 the cumulative number of Covid-19 tests. The country’s positivity rate now stands at 1.8 per cent.

Of the new cases, 82 are Kenyans while six are foreigners, with 44 being males and 44 females. The youngest is a six-year-old baby, while the oldest is 86.

Kagwe said 57 patients had recovered from the disease, 35 from the home-based and isolation care programme, and 22 from various health facilities. The total number of recoveries is 247,874.

No deaths were reported. The countrywide Covid-19 death toll remains at 5,325.

There are 367 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 993 are under the home-based isolation and care programme.

At the same time, 21 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), nine of whom are on ventilatory support and 12 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 118 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 116 of them in general wards and two in the High Dependency Units (HDU).

Vaccination: As of Thursday 18th November 2021, a total of 6,311,749 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,963,035 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,348,714.

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