Kenya vaccinates over 130,000 citizens against COVID-19

NAIROBI, KENYA – 2021/03/09: A health care worker prepares to give an Oxford / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya received its first batch of 1.02 million cans from Oxford / AstraZeneca via the global COVAX program on March 3, 2021, as part of the 24 million cans the country is expected to import in a few months. The vaccine, which is currently being distributed to various stations across the country, will initially be given to healthcare workers, teachers and people whose immunity is compromised. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images)

Kenya announced Tuesday that it had vaccinated more than 130,575 people.

The country has received a total of 1.12 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, of which 806,000 have already been distributed across the country.

The Ministry of Health announced this on a day that 1,530 people tested positive for coronavirus, with the country’s positivity rate at 19.1%.

NAIROBI, KENYA – 2021/03/09: A health care worker prepares to give an Oxford / AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi.
Kenya received its first batch of 1.02 million cans from Oxford / AstraZeneca via the global COVAX program on March 3, 2021, as part of the 24 million cans the country is expected to import in a few months. The vaccine, which is currently being distributed to various stations across the country, will initially be given to healthcare workers, teachers and people whose immunity is compromised. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images)

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 132,646.

129 patients also recovered from the disease, 74 from Home Based and Isolation Care, 55 from various healthcare facilities. The total restores are now 92,290.

Unfortunately, 12 people died of the disease, with the cumulative deaths now totaling 2,147.

Kenya now has 38,209 active COVID-19 cases.

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