Five more COVID -19 cases have been recorded in Mombasa as the disease continues to tighten its noose on the county.
In a press briefing in Nairobi, Cabinet administrative secretary Rashid Aman said individuals who were positive were picked from the community, whereby five cases in Mombasa were from Kiembeni among other estates.
“Mombasa’s five cases are in Kiembeni (1), Centi Kumi (1), Stadium (1), Msikiti Nuru (1), and Mulaloni (1),”Aman said.
This brings a total number in Mombasa of people who are positive for COVID -19 to 84 as the coastal city becomes one of the most affected areas in the country.
In Nairobi positive COVID -19 cases recorded stood at 11, thus totaling to 16 nationally including the five from Mombasa, for the past 24 hours.
As per the ministry, the total number of people who are positive in the country stood at 336.
In the last 24 hours, 946 samples were tested across twelve counties, bringing to 16,738 the total number of tests conducted so far.
“From these latest tests, sixteen (16) persons have tested positive for COVID 19 disease. We, therefore, have a total of336 confirmed cases in the country.” Aman said
“Eleven (11) in Nairobi The 11 Nairobi cases are spread between Dandora (5), City park (2), Eastleigh (1), Parklands (2), and Pipeline.”He said.
Aman urged politicians to desist from organizing meetings with electorates terming them as one way of flouting the ministry’s laid guidelines, which might be detrimental to Wananchi.
“We are particularly concerned about the return of mass gatherings in the form of political meetings in parts of the country. While the intention of some of these gatherings could be noble, like what we saw in Meru and Elgeyo Marakwet, the execution violates our social distancing rules that we have been preaching, day in day out.”Aman said.
“We wish to remind all Kenyans, including our political leaders to desist from undermining the laid down rules and guidelines.”He added.