Kenya records 2,093 cases as 72 more test positive for Covid-19

Written By: Christine Muchira
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72 cases have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, out of a sample size of 2892 bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,093.

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Out of the new cases Nairobi has 39 cases spread out in several estates, Kibra has16, Embakasi 8, Ruaraka and Westlands 5 each.

Mombasa has 8 cases spread out in Mvita with 2, Changamwe and Kisauni 2, Likoni and Nyali 1 each. There are 13 cases in Busia, 2 in Kiambu, Garissa 2, Kisumu 1, Namanga border 3 and Kitengela 1 case.

In Migori, all the three cases are from Isebania border point, while the two cases in Kiambu are from Githunguri. In Garissa, the two cases are from Garissa Town while in Kisumu, the one case is from Kisumu Central.

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In terms of gender, 50 are males and 22 are females aged between 11 and 73 years.

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Speaking Wednesday during a press briefing Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman noted that the total number of recoveries stands at 449 after the discharge of 17 patients.

“Two more patients have however succumbed to the disease bringing total number of fatalities to 71”’ he said.

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The CAS emphasized that protocols issued for truckers are very elaborate and must be followed to avoid causing unnecessary congestion at the border points.

“All truckers must be tested for Covid-19 for 48 hours before starting their journeys and, only travel once a Covid-19 free certificate has been issued to them. It is unfortunate that some of our truck drivers are not obeying these rules, thereby becoming a problem at border crossing points and causing unnecessary congestion”.

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When asked whether action will be taken against leaders who are disregarding the protocols of gathering and social distancing, Dr Aman said it was not within t their domain to do so as he insisted that the containment measures apply to all equally.

“I know that we have gone through these measures many times before at the risk of sounding boring. We shall not tire to remind you about them. Boring as we may sound, these measures are the only weapons we have to deploy against this disease” he added.

 

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