Kenya’s COVID-19 infections reach 248,770

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FILE PHOTO: A pupil wearing a face mask at Olympic Primary School washes her hands before entering class, on January 4, 2021. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe / SOPA Images/Sipa USA via CFP)
FILE PHOTO: A pupil wearing a face mask at Olympic Primary School washes her hands before entering class, on January 4, 2021. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe / SOPA Images/Sipa USA via CFP)

Kenya’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 255 new COVID-19 infections from a sample size of 6,305 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’ total number of confirmed cases to 248,770.

In the same period, 7 patients succumbed to the disease, bringing the number of virus-related deaths in the East African country to 5,116.

Kenya has seen a dip in daily new COVID-19 infections recently, having experienced a steady surge in the virus between July-August.’

The country is currently undertaking a nationwide vaccination exercise in efforts to contain further spread of the virus.

By Tuesday, a total of 3,664,721 vaccines have been administered across the country. Of these, total first doses were 2,771,051 while second doses were 893,670.

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