CS Kagwe urges church leaders to help curtail spread of Covid-19

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The Health CS Mutahi Kagwe today morning had a breakfast meeting with Interfaith Council on Covid-19 at a Nairobi hotel that was aimed at discussing a number of issues regarding the disease in the country.

In the meeting, the CS Kagwe brought the church leaders up to speed with the current situation urging them to lead the church towards curbing the menace and help reduce its spread rate. In the meeting that was chaired by the Council chair Nyeri Catholic Archbishop Antony Muheria, he informed them that the third wave is more severe than the first and second waves hence they need to be in the frontline to spread and implement the measures put in place by the ministry to curb the disease.

Yesterday, the country recorded 1,225 positive cases out of a sample size of 7,308 tested in the last 24 hours. This led the total number of positive cases to stand at 117,535. The cumulative tests so far conducted as per yesterday were 1,394,748. From the cases, 1,166 were Kenyans while 59 were foreigners. 691 were males and 534 females. The youngest was a one-year-old baby while the oldest is 93.

In terms of counties, Nairobi recorded 731 cases, Kiambu 197, Machakos 53, Mombasa 41, Nakuru 31, Uasin Gishu 30, Nyeri 27, Kajiado 23, Garissa 11, Meru 8, Nyandarua 8, Kilifi 7, Laikipia 6, Busia 6, Kirinyaga 6, Makueni 6, Kakamega 5, Kisii 4, Lamu 3, Bungoma 3, Taita Taveta 3, Kisumu 3, Baringo 2, Murang’a 2, Nandi 2, Narok 2, Tharaka Nithi 1, Trans Nzoia 1, Elgeyo Marakwet 1, Embu 1 and Wajir 1 respectively.