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Covid-19: Kenya’s positivity rate now at 2.4per cent

Health & ScienceBy Jael Mboga | Thu,Dec 02 2021 18:44:04 UTC | 2 min read

Kenya has recorded 96 positive cases from a sample size of 4,040.

In a statement from the Health ministry, CS Mutahi Kagwe said the positivity rate now stands at 2.4 per cent.

From the new cases, 84 are Kenyans, and 12 are foreigners.

Covid 19 Time Series

 

The positive cases also comprise 70 men and 26 women.

Kenya’s total Covid-19 cases are now 255,260 with the cumulative tests at 2,843,958.

Kagwe said the recoveries are now at 248,376.

No deaths have been reported, as 173 are currently admitted. The total fatalities are still at 5,335.

As of yesterday, more than 7.3 million vaccines had so far been admitted in the country.

Speaking at the health sector intergovernmental consultative forum, CAS Mercy Mwangangi said the government has embarked on a robust vaccination campaign against coronavirus.

“I want to assure you there are enough vaccines for all the eligible Kenyans, that is those above 18 years.”

She said Kenya is still getting more vaccines from the Covax facility.

Meanwhile, the government has increased surveillance in all entry points to contain the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Health PS Susan Mochache said the government was not taking chances to ensure all citizens are safe from the new variant.

“We are monitoring all people travelling from countries that have reported cases of the new variant to ensure our people are safe,” said Mochache.

The PS said there are enough vaccines for all Kenyans and that the government is doing sensitisation to ensure all Kenyans take the jab.

Speaking at Nyaura Primary School in Kisii, Mochache said there were mutations of the Covid-19 virus globally and that Kenyans should not put their guard down.

“While the government is doing everything possible to manage the spread of Covid-19, Kenyans also have a responsibility of observing the set protocols,” said Mochache.

The PS said from the statistics there are minimal deaths and severe cases for people who are vaccinated.

Mochache said the new Omicron variant is a concern globally. She asked Kenyans to shun propaganda on social media against Covid-19 vaccines.

The PS said several strides have been made in the fight against coronavirus and there are very few reported cases across the country on a daily basis.

“The government is keen on ensuring that other economic activities are not affected, that is why we are not supporting severe containment measures being reintroduced,” said Mochache.

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