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Kenya’s Covid-19 Positivity Rate at 0.9PC as 46 Test Positive

by Zablon Ondari
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KAGWE

The Ministry of Health has announced 46 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the national tally to 254,862.

The cases are from the 4,913 samples tested, bringing to 2,816,173 the cumulative number of tests. The country’s Covid-19 positivity rate is now at 0.9 per cent.

In a statement issued in Nairobi, on Thursday, 25th November, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced that from the cases all are Kenyans with 31 being males and 15 females. The youngest is a 23-year-old while the oldest is 93.

Of the 4,913 samples tested, 46 returned positive registering a 0.9 per cent positivity rate; 31 males and 15 females aged between 23 and 93 years.

Kagwe said 52 patients have recovered from the disease with 30 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 22 are from various health facilities countrywide. The total number of recoveries now stands at 248,070.

Sadly, one patient has succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,333.

There are 351 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 966 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

Some 17 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), eight of whom are on ventilatory support and nine on supplemental oxygen.

Another 106 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them being in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU)

The cases are spread in counties as follows; Nairobi 14, Uasin Gishu eight, Nakuru and Kisii four cases each, Machakos, Kakamega and Meru two cases each while Bomet, Busia, Garissa, Isiolo, Kisumu, Marsabit, Migori, Murang’a, Siaya and Turkana one case each.

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