Nairobi – The Ministry of Health has reported 269 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases to 243,725.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the cases were discovered in a sample size of 3,872.
The country’s positivity rate on September 12 was 6.9 percent.
Kagwe said 1,600 people had been admitted to various hospitals across the country, including 141 in intensive care.
He said 4 people died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 4,906 since March 2020 when the virus was first discovered in the country.
960 patients were discharged after recovering from the virus, for a total recovery of 232,918.
As of September 12, over 3 million people had been vaccinated, of which 827,964 were fully vaccinated.
The Department of Health has warned Kenyans not to be lured into vaccinations after some unscrupulous people reportedly started offering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine for a fee.
The ministry made it clear in a statement issued to editors that the single-shot vaccine was not used until Thursday, so anyone who might have been offered the J&J shot before that date was deceived.
The vaccines are used in authorized public and private health centers across the country.
Kenya has used the vaccines AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna and is expecting Sinopharm from China and Pfizer from the US in the coming days.