Kenya to vaccinate at least 5.8 million persons by Mashujaa Day

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe [Photo: Ministry of Health]

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe now says the country is recording a drop in Covid-19 infections due to the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination.

Speaking at the Kigumo Sub-County hospital in Murang’a County, the CS however called on Kenyans to get vaccinated against the virus

He said although the numbers were going down, most of those infected were yet to get their first dose.

He further said that they seek to vaccinate at least 5.8million people before this year’s Mashujaa Day.

On October 20th, we shall be celebrating our 58th Mashujaa day, and what a better way of celebrating the day other than ensuring were are closer to reopening the economy in full by having as many of us vaccinated. We are working towards marking our 58th Mashujaa day with 5.8 million people vaccinated” said Kagwe.

Meanwhile, Kenya recorded 437 Covid-19 recoveries raising the total number to 240,672.

314 from Home-Care and 123 different hospitals.

However 54 new cases were reported from a sample size of 2,501.

The total caseload stands at 248,515 from 2,537,382 tests conducted.

7  people have died pushing the total fatalities to 5,109.

3,613,357 vaccines have so far been administered across the country.

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