Covid positivity rate at 1.1% as Kenya records 53 new cases

Covid positivity rate at 1.1% as Kenya records 53 new cases

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,23RD NOV,2021-Kenya on Tuesday recorded 53 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 5,031 tested in the last 24hours.

The positivity rate is now at 1.1 per cent.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 48 of the new cases are Kenyans while five are foreigners.

He added that 32 are males and 21 are females, with the youngest being  a 19-year-old while the oldest is 95 years.

This now brings the total confirmed positive cases to 254,781 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,807,014.

Seventeen patients have recovered from the disease with 12 from the Home-Based Isolation and Care programme while five are from various health facilities countrywide.

The total recoveries now stand at 247,992 of whom 200,271 are from the Home-Based Care and Isolation program, while 47,721 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The CS also announced that two patients have succumbed to the disease, pushing the cumulative fatalities to 5,330.

One of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours while the other is a late death, reported after conducting facility record audits in the month of November 2021.

A total of 348 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 975 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.

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