Kenya vaccinates close to 950,000 people against COVID-19

Phase 1 of the Covid-19 vaccination program at Mbagathi Hospital, in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 12, 2021. This first phase is allowed for teachers, health care workers, uniformed forces, administration personnal, religious instructors, clergy, and population with 58 years and above. This phase (and te vaccination program) started in march 9, and the vaccine they are using is the Indian variant of AstraZeneca, called Covishield. (Photo by Robert Bonet/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Kenya announced that it has inoculated a total of 945,597 persons against COVID-19 as of Wednesday 19 May.

The country’s ministry of health also announced that it has recorded 376 new coronavirus cases, raising the country’s total tally to 166,382 cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, 318 people have recovered from the disease, 248 from Home Based and Isolation Care while 70 are from various health facilities countrywide.

The number of total recoveries is now at 117,253. 83,054 from Home Based Care and Isolation while 31,181 are from various health facilities.

Unfortunately, 14 people have succumbed to the disease. Total fatalities from COVID-19 now stand at 3,035.