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17 die as government allocates Ksh14.3 billion to purchase vaccines


Health CS Mutahi Kagwe getting vaccinated at State House Nairobi. Govt allocated Ksh14.3 billion for purchasing of Covid-19 vaccines.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe getting vaccinated at State House Nairobi. Govt allocated Ksh14.3 billion for purchasing of Covid-19 vaccines.Photo/courtesy.

The Ministry of Health reported that 24 people have tested positive for corona virus tested in the last 24 hours.

In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, June 10, MOH said the new infections were from a sample size of 6,728 with positivity rate of 9.3%.

“Total confirmed positive cases are now 174,285 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,852,612,” MOH said.

The announcement by MOH comes after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said Ksh121. 1 billion has been allocated to the Health sector including Sh. 8.8 billion for National Emergency and Response projects.

“14.3 billion is earmarked for the purchase of Covid vaccines. It will facilitate the ongoing vaccination of Kenyans and create herd immunity against COVID-19 to allow resumption of full economic activities,” Yattani said on Thirsday while addressing Parliarment.

MOH also revealed that 991 patients were admitted to various health facilities across the country among them 111 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said that 624 people had tested positive for the virus from a sample size of 6,728 raising the total caseload to 174, 285.

The country also recorded 17 new deaths which were late death reports from facility record audits raising fatalities to 3,362.





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