Kenya administers 12 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses as infections subside

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NAIROBI, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Kenya has administered over 12 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 20 percent of the country's population being fully vaccinated, according to the Ministry of Health.

In a statement released on Sunday, Mutahi Kagwe, cabinet secretary of the ministry, said that the government aims to vaccinate 70 percent of the population by June, even as new infections and fatalities drop significantly.

Since Friday, the ministry has launched a two-week accelerated mass vaccination campaign in all 47 counties nationwide.

"We have deployed at least 3,000 vaccination teams, in addition to the 3,000 facilities currently conducting the vaccination exercise," Kagwe said.

According to the ministry, Kenya has reported 321,335 COVID-19 cases and 5,580 deaths as of Sunday, with the positivity rate down to 2.6 percent from highs of more than 20 percent in late December when infections broke previous records, fueled by the Omicron variant. Enditem

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