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No Deaths as Kenya Records 59 New Covid-19 Cases

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 59 new Covid-19 cases, raising the national tally to 254,688.

In a press statement issued on Saturday, 20th November, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from 4,336 samples tested within the same period, raising the total to 2,794,810. The country’s positivity rate is at 1.4 per cent.

Of the new cases, 57 are Kenyans while two are foreigners with 27 being male while 32 are females. The youngest is a four-year-old child while the oldest is 80 years.

Some 45 patients have recovered from the disease, 23 from the Home-Based Care Program, while 22 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 247,919.

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

There are 354 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country while another 985 are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

At the same time, 21 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 9 are on ventilatory support, and 12 on supplemental oxygen with no patient under observation.

Another 116 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 114 of them being admitted in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

Vaccination: A total of 6,375,787 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,981,902 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,393,885.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.2 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 8.8 per cent.

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

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