Cases of Covid-19 in Kenya reach 8,528

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. Photo/MoH

Coronavirus cases in Kenya have reached 8,528 after 278 people tested positive. This is after 3,053 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. Speaking to the press, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said 89 patients have been discharged, with recoveries now at 2593, while 2 patients have died, raising the fatalities to 169. So far, 257 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus across the country.

The CS was speaking during a visit to Makueni County, where he had gone to check on the County’s level of preparedness. He lauded the County authorities for enhancing the readiness to deal with virus cases.

He further urged Kenyans to embrace the containment measures, even as some travel to go home where their parents and the elderly are, “I urge those in Nairobi and Mombasa, which are infected areas, come with masks and sanitizers, not just food and other non food items. And keep the directives. If it’s not a must, then don’t come,” he said. He further appreciated the support the government has received from private and public sources, saying it has placed them in a much better position in their level of preparedness.