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Covid-19: 47 patients recover, cases rise by 64

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy BETTY NJERU | Fri,Nov 12 2021 16:28:22 EAT
By BETTY NJERU | Fri,Nov 12 2021 16:28:22 EAT

 Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’ (in black) with Homa Bay County Referral Hospital acting CEO Peter Ogola (gesturing) and other health workers at the hospital. [James Omoro, Standard]

Forty-seven patients have recovered from the coronavirus disease today, “with thirty being discharged from the Home-Based Isolation and Care program and seventeen from various health facilities countrywide,” the Health Ministry said.

Total recoveries in the country now stand at 247,574.

Today, one person has also died of Covid-19, raising the death toll to 5,316.

Some sixty-four people have also tested positive for the disease from 4,790 samples tested in the last 24 hours.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

Kenya’s covid-19 positivity rate is now 1.3 per cent, with total confirmed cases being 254,215 and cumulative tests conducted so far being 2,761,828.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, “a total of 396 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide, while 1,044 are under the Home-Based Isolation and Care program.”

Thirty-one patients are in the ICU and one in the HDU.

On vaccination, Kenya has administered some 5,893,466 vaccines so far, while 7.5 per cent of the adult population is fully inoculated. 

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