112 new COVID cases and 2 deaths in Kenya » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 30-The Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 112 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,401 analyzed, raising the number of confirmed cases in the country since March last year to 100,675.

This translates to 2 percent positivity rate, indicating a decline compared to figures from November last year.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases included 101 Kenyans and 11 foreigners.

Kagwe said 2 more patients had succumbed to the disease, raising the country’s COVID-19 death toll to 1,755.

He said 34 more patients had recovered from the disease, including 22 from the home-based care program and 12 discharged from various hospitals.

The total number of recoveries now stands at 83,855.

Kenya is acquiring vaccines that will initially target 1 million health workers and essential providers against the disease between February and June this year.

Kenya hopes to vaccinate 16 million people by end of next year.

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The Ministry of Health said the vaccines will be a mix of AstraZeneca, Fairfax, Johnson and Johnson, and any other that will be included in the COVAX facility, that is mandated to purchase for member countries.

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