Kenya vaccinates more than 2M people against COVID-19

A nurse prepares a dose of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca Plc and the University of Oxford and manufactured by Serum Institute of India Ltd., at Thika Level 5 Hospital in Thika, Kenya, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Kenyan hospitals are grappling with record numbers of critical-care patients, stretching a system that was inadequate even before the outbreak of Covid-19. /Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg /Getty Images

Kenya’s health ministry on Monday announced that it has vaccinated a total of 2,053,717 people.

Of these vaccine doses, 1,305,850 are first doses while 747,867 are second doses.

The ministry also announced that a total of 679 people had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday raising the total number of COVID-19 cases to 221,406.

Data released on Monday shows that a total of 203,922 patients had recovered while the number of fatalities rose to 4,350.