Mombasa leading in COVID-19 deaths at 27

The Coast Provincial General Hospital signboard./COURTESY

Mombasa County is leading the number of COVID-19 deaths recorded with 27 cases.

This is according to a Tuesday media brief by Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi Kagwe who confirmed that Mombasa County has recorded  313 COVID-19 positive cases so far slightly behind Nairobi County has recorded 470 cases.

Kagwe further revealed that Mombasa County has recorded more Coronavirus death compared to other countries including Nairobi.

“27 deaths have so far been recorded in Mombasa while Nairobi has recorded 20 deaths, Kiambu, Siaya, and Bomet have recorded one case each” Kagwe said.

In the last 24 hours, the country has recorded 51 more cases of COVID-19 which is among the highest daily figures recorded ever since the virus was first recorded in the country in March.

The 51 cases were reported in a sample of 1933 testes carried out in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 964.

Kagwe urged Residents to ensure sick are taken to hospital for medication saying some of the death in Old Town occurred at homes.

“If someone is unwell please take him to the hospital stop risking the lives of other individuals,” said Kagwe.

Kagwe added that foreign nationals will not be allowed to enter the country without a COVID-19 free certificate.