Kenya records 208 new Coronavirus cases

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

Kenya’s Ministry of Health (MoH) on Sunday announced that the country has registered 208 more positive Coronavirus cases. This brings the total tally of the country’s cases to 104,201.

37 more patients have recovered, 2 from the Home Based Isolation and Care while 35 are from various health facilities. The total recoveries are now 85,577.

Unfortunately six more patients succumbed to the disease bringing the total fatalities to 1,823.

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

The government is  planning to start with vaccinating 16 million people by end of 2021 to suppress the virus with vaccines from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson.

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

In phase two of the vaccination, which is set to kick off in July and end in June 2022, 9.7 million Kenyans will be vaccinated.

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