COVID-19: Kenya records 53 new cases, 17 recoveries and 2 deaths
The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 53 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 5,031 tested in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate is now at 1.1%, with total confirmed positive cases rising to 254,781 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,807,014.
From the cases, 48 are Kenyans while five are foreigners; 32 are males and 21 are females, while the youngest is 19 years and the oldest is 95 years.
The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Embu 14, Nairobi 13, Kiambu 3, Kisii 3, Garissa 3, Uasin Gishu 3, Busia 3, Homa Bay 1, Kakamega 1, Kericho 1, Laikipia 1, Machakos 1, Murang'a 1, Nakuru 1, Nandi 1, Siaya 1, Turkana 1, West Pokot 1 and Bungoma 1.
The ministry said 17 patients recovered from the disease, with 12 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 5 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 247,992.
Two people succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,330.
“A total of 348 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 975 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read a statement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
“20 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 9 of whom are on ventilatory support and 11 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.”
He added: “Another 112 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 111 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”
The CS also said a total of 6,494,091 vaccines had been administered across the country as of November 22, 2021.
Of these, 4,033,811 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,460,280. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 56.9%.
The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 9.0%.