Kenya Health Cabinet Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced on Friday that 28 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. That’s the highest single daily death total of the year so far.
The latest casualties bring the total number of coronavirus deaths in Kenya to 1,982.
Kenyans have been warned to strictly adhere to all the set restriction measures, with Dr. Mwangangi warning that “a return to more stringent measures is very likely if the situation doesn’t improve.”
She also announced that in response to the “third wave of COVID-19”, CS Health Mutahi Kagwe has requested that Kenya alters its priority list to cover the elderly (people aged more than 60 years), they will be vaccinated in the next phase in April.
Kenya has acquired 1.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccines. 28,255 people have been vaccinated so far.