Kenya’s COVID-19 cases reach 188,754 as deaths hit 3,722

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FILE PHOTO: A local isolation ward for patients with COVID-19 in Machakos, Kenya. /VCG
FILE PHOTO: A local isolation ward for patients with COVID-19 in Machakos, Kenya. /VCG

The number of COVID-19 infections recorded by Kenya rose to 188,754 after the health ministry reported 241 new cases on Sunday from tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The East African continues to see a steady rise in infections despite efforts by the government to contain further spread of the virus.

The health ministry also reported one new death, taking the cumulative virus-related fatalities to 3,722.

A total of 2,015,659 tests have been conducted by the country so far.

The Kenyan government has rolled out various containment measures to curb the spread of the virus, including a nationwide nighttime curfew, a ban on large public gatherings and the mandatory wearing of face masks.

A mass vaccination drive is also currently underway, with some 1,539,087 vaccines administered around the country so far. From this number of vaccinations, 512,127 people have already received the required two jabs.

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