Kenya has 208 new coronavirus cases

NAIROBI, KENYA – 2020/03/06: Health workers in protective suits at the coronavirus isolation ward at Mbagathi Hospital amid coronavirus fears in Nairobi. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images)
NAIROBI, KENYA – 2020/03/06: Health workers in protective suits at the coronavirus isolation ward at Mbagathi Hospital amid coronavirus fears in Nairobi. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Kenyan Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that the country has registered 208 more positive coronavirus cases. That brings the total number of cases in the country to 104,201.

37 other patients have recovered, 2 from home isolation and care, 35 from various healthcare facilities. The total recovery is now 85,577.

Unfortunately, six more patients died of the disease, bringing the total death toll to 1,823.

This comes a day after the Ministry of Health announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will be given free of charge in all public health facilities.

The government plans to start vaccinating 16 million people by the end of 2021, using vaccines from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson to quell the virus.

Of the 16 million, more than 1 million healthcare workers and key providers will be among the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19 later in February when the vaccines are expected to arrive in the country.

In the second phase of the vaccination, which is scheduled to start in July and end in June 2022, 9.7 million Kenyans will be vaccinated.

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