Number of fully COVID-19 vaccinated Kenyans nears 860,000 mark

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A resident receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 vaccine at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Patrick Meinhardt/Getty Images

Kenya’s number of fully COVID-19 vaccinated persons is now nearing the 860,000 mark.

A resident receives a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 vaccine at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, Patrick Meinhardt/Getty Images

The country’s health ministry on Saturday announced that it had vaccinated a total of 3,337,913 people.

Broken down to, 2,480,543 people had taken the first dose while 857,370 had received the full dose.

At the same time, the ministry announced that a total of 515 people had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday raising the total number of COVID-19 cases to 246,296.

Data released also showed that a total of 236,803 patients had recovered while the number of fatalities rose to 4,980.

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