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1,130 People Test Positive for Covid-19 as 12 Patients Succumb to the Virus  

1,130 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry of health has announced. 

This was from a sample size of 5,119 bringing the total caseload in the country to 122,040. 

Twelve patients also succumbed to the virus bringing the death toll to 2,023.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe admitted that the health facilities were overstretched due to the surge in the number of infections. 

“Our facilities may be overstretched but not overrun, on Jan 22, we had 27 cases in ICU. Yesterday, we had 121 patients in ICU, more on ventilatory support. On Jan 22 we had 1553 patients, now we have 2545. We can easily get discouraged. I want to assure Kenyans that we are still striving to get adequate ICU and isolation beds,” CS Kagwe said.

CS Kagwe also cautioned Kenyans on the ongoing vaccination stating that one can still get the virus until after three months. 

“It is true that one can get the virus immediately after vaccination if you are exposed to the virus…. Vaccination is not immediate protection, partial immunity comes after three weeks, while full protection after the second doss. It takes three months to have full immunity” he said.