88 more Covid-19 cases reported from a sample size of  4681

88 more Covid-19 cases reported from a sample size of 4681

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,18TH NOV,2021-88 more Covid-19 cases were reported Thursday from a sample size of 4,681 tested in the last 24 hours representing a positivity rate of 1.9pc.

From the cases, 87 are Kenyans and one foreigner; 68 males and 20 are females.

The youngest is a two-year-old child while the oldest is 84 years pushing the national caseload to 254,541.

In terms of County distribution; Bungoma leads with 43 cases , Mombasa 7, Nairobi 6, Busia 6, Kakamega 5, Makueni 5, Nakuru 5, Kericho 3, Nandi 1, Narok 1, Nyeri 1, Turkana 1, Uasin Gishu 1, West Pokot 1, Baringo 1 and Homa Bay 1.

26 patients have recovered from the disease with 20 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program while six are from health facilities countrywide.

“Total recoveries now stand at 247,817 of whom 200,160 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,657 are from various health facilities countrywide. There is no death reported today. Therefore, the cumulative fatalities remain at 5,325” said health CS Mutahi Kagwe in a statement.

A total of 364 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 997 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

23 patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 10 of whom are on ventilatory support and 13 on supplemental oxygen. No patient is under observation.

Another 115 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 113 of them are in the general wards while two patients are in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

On vaccinations, a total of 6,245,698 vaccines had so far been administered across the country. Of these, 3,944,709 were partially vaccinated while those fully vaccinated were 2,300,989.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose was at 54.8%.  The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 8.4%. Total Vaccines received to date are 10,140,210

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