Kenya records 32 new Covid-19 infections, positivity rate stands at 1.1%

Kenya records 32 new Covid-19 infections, positivity rate stands at 1.1%

  • A total of 7,583,134 vaccines had been administered across the country as of December 6, 2021. 
  • No death has been reported. The cumulative death toll remains at 5,335. 

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 32 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from a sample size of 2,893 tested in the last 24 hours marking a positivity rate of 1.1%. 

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 255,469 while cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,858,654. 

"From the cases, 31 are Kenyans while one is a foreigner. 17 are males and 15 are females. The youngest is a 22-year-old while the oldest is 64 years," said the Ministry. 

The cases were distributed across various counties as follows: Nairobi 25, Embu 2, Machakos 1, Meru 1, Nyeri 1, Trans Nzoia 1 and West Pokot 1.    

No death has been reported. The cumulative death toll remains at 5,335. 

Meanwhile, 18 patients have recovered from the disease, out of which 15 are from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 3 were discharged from health facilities countrywide. Total recoveries rose to 248,444. 

“A total of 212 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 837 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.,” read the statement signed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe. 

4 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 3 of whom are on ventilatory support and 1 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.  

The statement added: "Another 56 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 54 of them being in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU),” 

A total of 7,583,134 vaccines had been administered across the country as of December 6, 2021. 

Of these, 4,628,299 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,954,835. 

"The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.3%.  Proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 10.8%," said the Ministry.