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Less than two per cent of population fully vaccinated, Ministry says

HEALTH & SCIENCEBy WINFREY OWINO | Tue,Jul 06 2021 18:42:48 EAT
By WINFREY OWINO | Tue,Jul 06 2021 18:42:48 EAT

 

Ministry of Health reports nearly half a million Kenyans fully vaccinated. [File, Standard]

As of June 6, 2021, nearly half a million Kenyans had been fully vaccinated, Ministry of Health says.

In a statement dated June 6, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said only 1.8 percent (475, 000) of adults have been fully vaccinated.

This even as the ministry reported seven more deaths owing to the virus bringing the cumulative fatalities to 3,697.

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Ministry of health says the uptake of the second dose among those who received their first dose is at 46.6% with the majority being male.

“All of them are late deaths reported after conducting facility record audits on diverse dates in the month of June 2021,” CS Kagwe said.

Another 400 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 5,068 tested in the last 24 hours bringing the caseload to 186,453.

The positivity rate is now 7.9%.

Some 354 patients recovered from the virus’ 259 of whom are from the home based and isolation while 95 from various health facilities.

Total recoveries now stand at 129,165 out of whom 93,650 are from Home Based Care and Isolation program, while 35,515 are from various health facilities.

The capital, Nairobi had 155 new cases followed distantly by Kilifi with 43 new Covid-19 patients, Uasin Gishu had 34, Siaya 21 as the other counties had less than 20 new infections.

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