Kenya is still experiencing the third wave of Coronavirus pandemic. The disease has caused havoc and disruption since the first case was reported last year. The government was forced to lock down five counties that were considered to be disease-infested. Schools were also closed for an indefinite period.
Today, on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health announced that 991 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours. This is after 6417 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, 26 more people have lost the battle to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths now stands at 2394 The Ministry also confirmed that 370 people have recovered from the diseases in the last 24 hours.
Also, the Ministry of Health reported that the positivity rate reduced by one percent compared to yesterday's data. In today's statistics, the positivity rate is 15.4 percent compared to yesterday where it was 16.3 percent.
For normal operations to resume across the country and safety to be guaranteed, the positivity rate should drop to five percent. Kenyans are advised to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines to attain a 5 percent positivity rate.
The government also rolled out mass vaccination across the country where close to half a million people have been vaccinated by the Astrazeneca vaccine.
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