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Kenya Records 76 Covid-19 Cases, Tally Rises to 255,164

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has announced 76 new Covid-19 cases from the 4,853 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s caseload to 255,164.

The cumulative number of samples tested so far stands at 2,839,918. Country’s positivity rate is at 1.6 per cent.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, 1st December, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the new cases, 66 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners.

Some 46 are males and 30 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old child while the oldest is 88.

Kagwe said 32 patients have recovered from the disease with 23 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and nine from various health facilities countrywide.

No deaths were reported today therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,335

There are 179 patients currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 810 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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

Another 50 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of 30th November 2021, a total of 7,175,590 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 4,415,756 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,759,827.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 10.1 per cent.

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