Kenya recorded 480 new COVID19 infections and 5 deaths
Nairobi, Kenya, July 14 The Kenyan Ministry of Health reported 480 new cases of COVID19 infection on Wednesday, which were detected from 5,129 samples, bringing the total number of cases to 190,183. Cabinet Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said that 1,075 patients across the country were sent to multiple hospitals, of which 121 were in intensive care units.
Nairobi, Kenya, July 14 The Kenyan Ministry of Health reported 480 new cases of COVID19 infection on Wednesday, which were detected from 5,129 samples, bringing the total number of cases to 190,183. 4,444 Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said that 1,075 patients have been admitted across the country, 121 of whom are in the intensive care unit. 4,444 CS stated that 5 patients died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 3,737. 4,444,148 patients were discharged after recovering from the virus, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 180,080.
To date, more than 1.5 million people have been vaccinated against COVID19, of which 534,491 received the second injection.
Kenya will receive 1.76 million doses of Pfizer's COVID19 vaccine from the US government. Willis Akhwale, chair of the COVID19
Vaccine Deployment Task Force, confirmed on Wednesday that negotiations with the US government have entered an advanced stage of dose delivery.
"So we are moving from a period where we experience shortages to a period where we should have sufficient doses," he said in an interview with KTN News.
US President Joe Biden pledged in June to donate Pfizer vaccines to countries experiencing shortages to address inequalities in global vaccine distribution.
"The Biden Harris administration is announcing a distribution list of 55 million doses of the 80 million doses of the US's own vaccine supply that President Biden has promised to distribute by the end of June to end the global pandemic ", he said in Then a statement explained that" approximately 14 million vaccines -25% of these 55 million vaccines- will be shared with regional priorities and other recipients, such as: Colombia, Argentina, Haiti, other CARICOM countries, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Cape Verde, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia, Oman, West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo , Georgia, Moldova and Bosnia ”.
Akhwale noted that the arrival of Pfizer doses is critical to the country's ongoing vaccination efforts.
"I think this is important so that all countries in the world can have the same level of vaccination coverage," he said.
He noted that as the country seeks to solve the problem of vaccine shortages, another 271,000 doses of Pfizer will be delivered through the COVAX factory.
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced an ambitious plan in June to vaccinate 10 million people by December 2021 and vaccinate 26 million people by the end of 2022.
He also revealed that as of August this year, the government ordered 13 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
But even if the country is ready to accept the dose of COVID19 vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns against mixing and matching of COVID19 vaccines from different manufacturers. first and second doses.
WHO chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Monday that data on the impact of the process are lacking, calling it a "dangerous trend."
Most of the vaccines currently in use, including the PfizerBioNTech, Moderna, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Bharat Biotech, and Russian Sputnik V vaccines, should be administered in two separate doses, each at different prescribed intervals.