Kenya’s positivity rate at 0.7% as Covid-19 infections drop

Kenya’s positivity rate at 0.7% as Covid-19 infections drop

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,15TH NOV,2021-12 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The new cases were recorded from a sample size of 1,730.

Data from the Ministry of Health indicates a reduction in infections and deaths associated with the disease.

“The positivity rate is now at 0.7%. From all the cases 12 are Kenyans. 6Males and 6 are females. The youngest is a 10-year old child while the oldest is 76 years. Total confirmed cases are now 254,309 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2, 771, 792,” Health CS Mutahi Kagwe disclosed

In terms of County distribution, Kakamega leads with 4 cases, Nairobi 2, Baringo, Meru, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nandi and Turkana had 1 case each.

The Ministry further revealed that three patients succumbed to the disease, all of the being late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of November pushing the total number of deaths to 5,319.

At the same time, 381 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 1,027 are under the Home Based and Isolation Care program.

“24 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit(ICU), 10 of whom are on ventilatory support and 14 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation. Another 113 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 112 of them in the general wards. One patient is in the High Dependency Unit(HDU),” Kagwe revealed

37 patients have recovered from the disease with 25 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while 12 are from health facilities countrywide.

Total recoveries now stand at 247, 682 of whom 200, 079 are from Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47, 603 are from various health facilities countrywide.


As of November 14th 2021, a total of 5, 997, 816 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3, 887, 459 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,110357.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 50.7%. proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 7.7%.

The Government is working towards vaccinating a targeted population of 27,246,033.

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