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A total of 2.4 million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country

A total of 2.4 million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country
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A total of 6,494,091 people have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus across the country as of November 22, 2021.

Of that number, 4,033,811 people have been vaccinated in the first phase while 2,460,280 people have been fully vaccinated.

That comes as 53 more people are infected with Covid-19 after testing 5,031 samples in the last 24 hours and reducing the rate of HIV infection in the country to 1.1 percent.

Of that number, 48 are Kenyan nationals and five are foreign nationals. The 32 patients are men and 21 women with the youngest being 19 years old and the oldest at 95 years old.

Embu County led by 14 cases, Nairobi 13 and Kiambu, Kisii, Garissa and Uasin Gishu copied three cases each. Busia County copied two cases with Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kericho, Laikipia, Machakos, Murang’a, Nakuru, Nandi, Siaya, Turkana, West Pokot and Bungoma registering one case in each county.

Meanwhile 17 more people have recovered from the virus, 12 from the home-based care program and five were allowed to leave various health facilities across the country.

The Ministry of Health has announced that two people have died as a result of the Covid-19 blast in the country with one death reported within 24 hours and the other reported delayed after a hospital audit in November 2021.

A total of 348 patients have been admitted to various health facilities, with 975 being cared for at home.

Twenty patients have been admitted to the intensive care unit ICU, of which nine are on respiratory aids and 11 are receiving extra Oxygen.