Covid-19: Two more patients succumb as cases rise to 110

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Two more patients who had tested positive for the Coronavirus have died, bringing the number of fatalities in Kenya connected to the Covid-19 to three so far. The number of cases has also increased from 81 to 110, with 29 new cases reported. Of the 29, 28 are Kenyan while 1 is Congolese and they have been placed in isolation in various health facilities. According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe’s briefing on Thursday, a total of 662 samples were tested in 24 hours.

He has urged those in high traffic areas and passengers boarding matatus to put on face masks as a precautionary measure. Production of masks locally has already began. The CS further said that the government intends to hire 5,000 health workers across the Counties in a move aimed at scaling up the fight against the Covid-19 in Kenya. He added that the Deputy Governor of Kilifi, Gideon Saburi, who was widely faulted for flouting self quarantine orders after jetting in from Germany and putting many Kenyans at risk as a result, has recovered and legal action will be taken against him. The number of those who have recovered is currently 4.