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Kenya Confirms 108 New Covid-19 Cases, Total Rises to 255,652

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, 8th December, announced 108 new Covid-19 cases from a sample size of 5,073 tested raising the country’s caseload to 255,652.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 2,868,498. The country’s positivity rate is at 2.1 per cent.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases, 97 are Kenyans while 11 are foreigners with 57 males and 51 females. The youngest is a three-year-old child while the oldest is 95 years.

Some 21 patients have recovered from the disease with 18 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and 3 from health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 248,473.

No deaths reported were reported today, therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,337.

There are 207 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 830 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

At the same time, two patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and both of them are on ventilatory support.

Another 51 patients are on supplemental oxygen with 49 of them being in the general wards while two others are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination: As of 7th December 2021, 7,787,262 people had so far been vaccinated across the country. Of these, 4,724,235 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 3,055,726.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was 57.3 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 11.2 per cent.

The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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