Kenya Vaccinates over 130,000 citizens against COVID-19

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

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

The country has received a total of 1.12 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, with 806,000 of those doses already distributed countrywide.

The ministry of health made the announcement on a day when 1,530 people tested positive for coronavirus, with the country’s positivity rate being at 19.1%.

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

Total number of confirmed cases is now at 132,646.

129 patients also recovered from the disease, 74 from Home Based and Isolation Care, while 55 are from various health facilities. Total recoveries are now at 92,290.

Unfortunately 12 people succumbed to the disease, with the cumulative fatalities now being 2,147.

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