Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans to remain vigilant in order to keep Covid-19 at bay. Speaking on Friday, CS Kagwe reiterated that it’s the responsibility of every Kenyan to observe the Covid-19 infection prevention directives and called for extra vigilance, as we head towards the Christmas, New Year period, “..remembering that our kids are going back to school in January, we have to be extra careful,” he added.
He announced 356 new cases of Covid-19, picked up from 5,768 samples tested in the last 24 hours, “These 356 are Kenyans, people like you and me.” 11 more patients have succumbed to the virus over the same time frame. He said Kenya’s situation when it comes to fatalities isn’t as bad as other nations, citing the USA which has lost 3,293 people in a day, Italy 683 people, South Africa 184 people, “We must be extra vigilant, extra careful so that we don’t lose anymore people and we don’t get to that place where we are careless and our figures become like those in Europe.”
852 patients are currently admitted in various heath facilities across the country. 49 are in ICU, 37 are on supplementary oxygen, out of whom 29 are in general wards and 8 in HDU. He said Kenyans must continue observing all the Covid-19 directives despite the fact that a vaccine will be available next month.