Covid-19 positivity rate remains low as 61 test positive

Covid-19 positivity rate remains low as 61 test positive

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,13TH NOV,2021-Kenya’s Covid-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.1pc Saturday as 61 people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,525 tested in the last 24 hours.

From the cases, 57 are Kenyans while four are foreigners; 36 being males while 25 are females. The youngest is a 12-year-old child while the oldest is 93 years old.

The latest infections push the national tally of confirmed positive cases to 254,276 from 2,767,353 cumulative tests done so far since March last year.

In terms of County distribution; Nairobi has 9 cases, Isiolo 7, Busia 6, Kilifi 4, Kisii 4, Nakuru 4, Mombasa 3, Bomet 3, Embu 3, Machakos 2, Garissa 2, Kiambu 2, Marsabit 2, Baringo 2, Kisumu 1, Kitui 1, Kwale 1, Makueni 1, Migori 1, Kajiado 1, Kakamega 1 and Kericho 1.

59 patients have recovered from the disease with 43 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 16 are from health facilities countrywide

Total recoveries now stand at 247,633 of whom 200,044 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,589 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The death toll remains the same at 5,316.

A total of 390 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities across the country, while 1,038 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.  27 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 13 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 112 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen among them 110 who are in the general wards. Two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

As of November 12th 2021, a total of 5,974,566 vaccines had been administered across the country. Of these, 3,880,224 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,094,342.

“The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 50.5%.  The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 7.7%. The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033” said health SC Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.

 

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