Kenya records 28 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Kenya records 28 new COVID-19 cases, one death

  • Total confirmed positive cases now stand at 254,979
  • One person succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,334

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 28 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 2,969 tested in the last 24 hours, marking a positivity rate of 0.9%.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Ministry of Health said the total confirmed positive cases now stand at 254,979 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,830,071.

"From the cases, 25 are Kenyans while 3 are foreigners; 15 are males and 13 are females, while the youngest is five years and the oldest is 85 years," reads the statement.

The cases were distributed across various counties namely; Meru 12, Nairobi 8, Kakamega 4, Isiolo 2, Kiambu 1 and Busia 1.

The ministry said 177 patients recovered from the disease, with 154 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 23 were discharged from various health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries stand at 248,308.

One person succumbed to the disease pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,334.

“A total of 169 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 816 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program,” read a statement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

“7 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 6 of whom are on ventilatory support and 1 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.”

The Ministry added: “Another 50 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with all of them in the general wards. No patient is in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).”

The CS also said a total of 6,959,988 vaccines had been administered across the country as of November 29, 2021.

Of these, 4,295,764 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,664,224. The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.0%.

The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 9.8%.