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No Deaths as Kenya Records 96 New Covid-19 Cases

by Zablon Ondari
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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 96 new Covid-19 cases, raising the national tally to 255,260.

In a press statement issued on Thursday, 2nd December, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were detected from 4,040 samples tested within the same period, raising the total to 2,843,958. The country’s positivity rate is at 2.4 per cent.

Of the new cases, 84 are Kenyans while 12 are foreigners with 343 being male while 246 were females. The youngest is a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 89 years.

Some 26 patients have recovered from the disease, 15 from the Home-Based Care Program while 11 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total number of recoveries now stands at 248,376.

No deaths were reported in the last 24 hours therefore the cumulative number of fatalities remains at 3,345.

Currently, there are 173 patients admitted to various health facilities across the country while another 811 are on Home-Based Isolation and Care.

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

Another 55 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen with 53 of them being admitted in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

A total of 7,303,643 vaccines have so far been administered across the country. Of these, 4,483,815 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,819,828.

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 10.3 per cent.

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