Kenya confirms 21 new coronavirus deaths


The Kenyan Ministry of Health confirmed 21 new coronavirus-related deaths and 965 infections on Wednesday by running 7,311 tests for the virus in the past 24 hours.

The new infections include 907 Kenyans and 58 foreigners between the ages of 3 months and 103 years.

The numbers bring the number of confirmed deaths to 2,540 with 153,488 cases after the country ran 1,618,990 tests in a nation of nearly 55 million as of March 2020, according to the ministry.

Authorities said that by Wednesday 750,471 people had received the coronavirus vaccine since a vaccination campaign started more than a month ago.

Kenya has seen a third wave of the deadly virus, with a series of measures and restrictions imposed in the east African country late last month, including cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in and out of infected areas.

Counties that are off-limits are Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Kiambu, and Nakuru.

An ongoing nationwide curfew was revised in late March to start at 8 p.m. and end at 4 a.m. in affected areas.

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