Kenya’s COVD-19 cases reach 170,735 as deaths hit 3,172

A train station in Nairobi, Kenya. /VCG
A train station in Nairobi, Kenya. /VCG

The number of COVID-19 infections in Kenya rose to 170,735 on Monday after the health ministry reported 88 new cases.

In the same period, 15 new virus-related deaths were registered, bringing the East African country’s total number of fatalities to 3,172.

In efforts to contain the pandemic, the Kenyan government has imposed various restrictions, including a ban on public gatherings and the mandatory wearing of face masks. A

nationwide nighttime curfew that has lasted more than one year was also extended on Sunday by 60 days.

A mass vaccination exercise is also currently underway, with priority given to healthcare workers, the elderly and other high-risk groups,

The health ministry announced that 969,489 jabs had been administered by Monday.