The second consignment of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The consignment arrived aboard an Air India plane Thursday evening.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is at JKIA to receive the vaccines and oversee the offloading.
This comes as Kenya has recorded 829 new cases of Covid-19 from a sample size of 6,239 tested in the last 24 hours, as the total number of positive cases rises to 111,185.
Speaking during the daily briefing on the disease, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that one patient has sadly succumbed to the disease bringing total number to 1,899.
Meanwhile, 91 patients have recover from thevirus, 47 from the Home Based and Isolation Care while 44 are from various health facilities. This brings total recoveries to 87,994.
Another 5,66 patients are currently admitted in various health facilities countrywide while 1,694 patients are on Home Based Isolation and Care. 91 patients are in ICU, 22 of whom are on ventilatory support and 60 on supplemental oxygen and 9 are under observation.
This comes as the Director of Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC) Dr. John Nkengasong says the rise in COVID-19 infections by 30% in Kenya are as a result of easing restrictions once the curve seems to flatten.
Speaking on the Africa CDC Weekly Press Briefing on the Covid-19 status on the continent, Nkengasong said Covid-19 is spread mainly through movement of people as it moves with the movement of people.
“Every time the country has managed to flatten the curve, the next wave has started almost immediately”, Dr. Nkengasong, pointed out
While terming Kenya as a model country in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Nkengasong said that the solution to containing the fast spreading virus is to increase vaccination against the disease since the country cannot be in perpetual lock down.