Nairobi – Kenya recorded 260 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, which were detected in a sample size of 6,226.
The Ministry of Health said the new cases brought the total number of cases in the country to 249,434.
The positivity rate was 4.2 percent.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 1,021 patients have been admitted to various hospitals across the country, including 66 in the intensive care unit (ICU).
He said 4 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll in Kenya to 5,123.
Kenya had vaccinated more than 3.7 million people by September 30 and plans to vaccinate 7 million more people by December this year.
By October 20, when the country celebrates Mashujaa Day, the government plans to vaccinate at least 5.8 million people.
Kenya uses five vaccines, namely Astrazenecca, Sinopharm, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer.