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COVID-19: Kenya confirms 6 more deaths, 410 infections

Tally of confirmed deaths from coronavirus in Kenya rises to 1,853, and confirmed infections to nearly 105,500

COVID-19: Kenya confirms 6 more deaths, 410 infections


Six more people in Kenya have died from COVID-19 while 410 have been infected in last 24 hours, Kenya’s Health Ministry confirmed on Friday.

The newly infected (ranging in age from 1 to 83) were detected in a sample size of 7,180 tests, said the ministry.

This brings the tally of confirmed deaths from the virus to 1,853 and infections to 105,467 from nearly 1.3 million tests across the country of roughly 55 million people.

The ministry also confirmed 24 recoveries from COVID-19, bringing the tally of recoveries to 86,521.

In late January, the ministry announced that it would vaccinate 1.25 million people for COVID-19 between February and June, “when it is expected that global vaccine stocks will be limited.”

Health officials also announced the intention to build a capacity of more than 23,000 healthcare workers, including 8,000 volunteers in the areas of vaccine administration, logistics management, data capture, reporting, and monitoring.

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