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Kenya crosses 800,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered

The number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Kenya has crossed 800,000, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

In the daily statement on the country’s COVID-19 situation, MoH also confirmed that they had distributed 1,080,000 by April 22, 2021. That then leaves 40,000 doses of the vaccines in the Kitengela Central Vaccines stores.

The elderly most vaccinated

According to the Ministry of Health, 802,760 people have gotten their COVID-19 jabs in the country by Friday. Of these, 462,256 were people above the ages of 58, the most to get their COVID vaccines in the country.

They were followed by health workers, with 150,465 of them vaccinated. Teachers, meanwhile, followed, with 123,262 of them getting the vaccinations. Security officers were last, with only 66,777 of them getting their jabs.

Vaccine distributions by counties

Nairobi leads the number of those having gotten their COVID vaccines, with 250,064 getting their jabs. The county also has the most COVID vaccines given, with 393,000 given. Nakuru follows, with 50,945 having gotten their COVID vaccinations. Kiambu comes in third with 43,033, while Uasin Gishu is fourth, with 39,392 vaccinated.

Nyeri is fifth, with 29,631 people getting their COVID-19 vaccinations. Nyeri lags despite having obtained one of the highest distributions in the country. The county has 84,000 vaccines; even more than Mombasa (66,000).

Meanwhile, Marsabit remains the county with the lowest number of vaccinated people, inoculating just 518 people. Lamu follows it closely, with just 569 people vaccinated. Tana River is third from last, getting 725 people vaccinated. Isiolo follows with 1,392 vaccinations. Wajir and Garissa wrap the bottom six, with 1,970 and 1960, respectively.

With the 800,000 COVID jabs given, Kenya can proudly claim to be among the countries in Africa to have given the most vaccines.

Daily cases, deaths and recoveries

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health confirmed an additional 773 COVID cases from a sample size of 7,036. That puts Kenya’s positivity rate at 11.0 %. The new figures push the country’s COVID cases to 155,165. Cumulative tests, meanwhile, are at 1,631,699.

There were also 23 deaths from the virus. However, recoveries picked up again, with 726 people recovering in the past 24 hours.

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