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Covid-19: Close to 2 million Kenyans fully vaccinated as 20 test positive

Health & ScienceBy Mireri Junior | Sun,Nov 07 2021 17:24:16 UTC | 2 min read

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe says total recoveries now stand at 247,300 after 57 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. [File, Standard]

Kenya has so far administered 5,624,230 vaccines across the country, the Ministry of Health has announced.

Of these, 3,787,211 have been partially vaccinated while 1,837,019 have been fully vaccinated.

The uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is 45.5 per cent. The proportion of adults fully vaccinated was 6.7 per cent as the government works towards vaccinating 27, 246,033.

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Kenya also recorded 20 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, from a sample of 3,444 raising the country's caseload to 253,833.

In a statement on Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new infections take the country’s positivity rate to 0.6 per cent and cumulated tests conducted so far to 2,738,700.

Out of the new patients, 13 are male, whereas seven are female, with the youngest carrier being a 18-year-old, and the oldest aged 92.

Of the new cases, one is a foreigner while the rest are Kenyans.


In terms of counties distribution, Nairobi County recorded 8 cases, Kajiaod 3 Uasin Gishu 2, Busia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kakamega, Kiambu, Lamu, Murang’a and Nakuru 1 case each.

Kenya’s Covid-19 toll is now at 5,312 after seven succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Total recoveries now stand at 247,300 after 57 patients recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours with 56 from the Home-Based and Isolation care programme while one patient is from a health facility in the country.

Of the total recoveries, 199,775 are from the Home Based Isolation Care programme while 47,525 are from various hospitals countrywide.


A total of 419 patients are currently admitted to various health facilities countrywide, while 1,111 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care.

Thirty-six (36) patients are in the ICU, 20 of whom are on ventilatory support and 16 on supplemental oxygen. No patients are on observation.

Another 119 patients are separately on supplemental oxygen with 117 of them in the general wards while two patients in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

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