Kenya’s COVID-19 cases reach 255,355 as deaths remain at 5,335

A resident uses a hand washing and sanitizing station at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Photo by Patrick Meinhardt / Bloomberg via Getty Images)
A resident uses a hand washing and sanitizing station at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (Photo by Patrick Meinhardt / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Kenya’s health ministry on Friday reported 95 new COVID-19 infections from a sample size of 4,799 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 255,355.

Of the new cases, 54 are males while 41 are females. 7 patients are foreigners.

The number of virus-related deaths remain at 5,335.

The East African country is on high alert following the emergence of the Omicron variant, with the health ministry urging the public to continue adhering to health protocols in efforts to curb further spread of the virus.

The country is currently conducting a mass vaccination drive which is open to all adults.

So far, 7,417,276 doses of vaccine have been administered since the start of the exercise, with the number of fully inoculated persons standing at 2,877,348.