Kenya reports 15 coronavirus deaths, nearly 570 infections


Kenya reported 15 new coronavirus-related deaths and 568 new infections on Friday after 9,029 tests were performed in the past 24 hours.

The Department of Health said the nation has recorded a total of 2,865 deaths and 162,666 infections from nearly 55 million by performing 1.71 million tests.

173 new restores of the virus were registered, bringing the number of confirmed restores to 110,653.

“Currently, 1,086 patients are being admitted to various healthcare facilities across the country, while 6,381 patients are isolated and cared for at home. [One hundred and thirty-one] Patients are in the intensive care unit, 28 of whom are ventilated and 83 are receiving supplemental oxygen.[Twenty] Patients are observed, ”it said.

Regarding the ongoing vaccination campaign, the ministry said 91,515 people had been vaccinated as of Friday, including 531,540 people aged 58 and over, 160,468 health workers, 142,624 teachers and 76,578 security guards.

The ministry confirmed on Wednesday that it has recorded five cases of the Indian variant of the virus.

The ministry’s acting director general Patrick Amoth told reporters that five cases involving Indian nationals were imported last week before Kenya banned flights to and from India.

“We selected this from a sample of Indian travelers working in the western part of Kisumu. Health teams do contact tracing, ”he said.

Friday’s update didn’t reveal whether the new cases included the Indian variant.

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