Kenyarecords 11 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate now at 0.5pc

Kenyarecords 11 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate now at 0.5pc

Health Cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe Addresses the media in a past event.

  • The new infections, with a positivity rate of 0.5 percent, push the tally of confirmed positive cases to 254,951 and the cumulative tests so far conducted to  2,827,102.

The Ministry of Health has announced 11 new COVID-19  infections, tested from a  sample size of 2,463 people in the last 24 hours. 

The new infections, with a positivity rate of 0.5 percent, push the tally of confirmed positive cases to 254,951 and the cumulative tests so far conducted to  2,827,102.

"From the cases 9 are Kenyans while 2 are foreigners. 7 females and 4 are males," the Health Ministy said on Sunday.  "The youngest is a 19-year-old while the oldest is 81 years" 

Across the country the new infections are distributed as follows: ; Nakuru 3, Murang’a 2, Nairobi 2, Wajir 2, Trans Nzoia 1 and Kericho 1.

A total of 175 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 812 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program. 

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

Another fifty-one patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with  all of them being in the general wards.

Meanwhile, Kenya's total of recoveries from COVID-19 has hit 248,131 following the report of 15 new recoveries in the last 24 hours. 

"Eight patients were from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 7 are from various health facilities countrywide," the Health Ministry added. 

There were no new deaths reported on Sunday. Kenya's death toll now stands at 5,333. 

Vaccination  

Kenya had administered 6,939,559 doses of assorted vaccines as of November 27, data from the Health Ministry shows. 

"Of these, 4,282,386 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were  2,657,173," the Ministry said. "The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 57.3%." 

So far the proportion of adults fully vaccinated is 9.8 percent.