Kenya has recorded 1,412 more covid-19 cases in the last 24 hour raising the total caseload to 134,058.
“1,412 people have tested positive for COVID-19 from 9,219 samples in the last 24 hours. Our positivity rate stands at 15.3 %. On the sad note, six people have succumbed to the disease,” Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said.
The health ministry has also recorded 389 recoveries tallying to 92,679 total recoveries. CAS Mwangangi has said that 230 were under home-based care while 159 in hospitals.
Mercy Mwangangi has warned that all the health workers who are using the vaccination process to benefit financially will face the law once caught.
“We have reports where people are bribing to skip lines, healthcare workers who are attending to these people we want to alert you and have you recognize that your license can be withdrawn because of that very act,” she said.
Mwangangi has encouraged Kenyans to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. “The AstraZeneca vaccine that is available in all public health facilities is there for free, there is no cost to that vaccine. It is available for free in the facilities and this includes private facilities as well”
Mercy has dismissed the rumours that the Sputnik Vaccine is better than the AstraZeneca vaccine. “As it stands today no vaccine has been compared against another and so even as we stand here today we cannot tell you that Sputnik is better than AstraZeneca or any other way round.”