Mombasa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 550

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. He says that he will not allow any political gathering to be held in Mombasa and has asked police to arrest leaders found holding them./COURTESY

The number of COVID-19 infections in Mombasa surpassed 550 on Sunday after 23 more people tested positive for the disease.

The 23 new cases now put the County toll to 557.

The distributions for the new cases are as follows; Mvita had the highest with 11 cases, Kisauni has four cases, Likoni and Nyali three cases each while Jomvu and Changamwe have one case each.

Other coastal Counties that recorded COVID-19 cases on Sunday were Taita Taveta, Kilifi and Kwale.

Kwale had two cases, one in Lunga Lunga and the other in Msambweni. Taita Taveta and Kilifi had one case each from their quarantine facilities.

The national tally rose to 1,962 after 74 people tested positive.

“The behavior of the infection curve is totally dependent on our behavior as a people. Each of us has a role to play. Adopting responsible social behaviors to break the transmission chain of the virus is of vital importance,” said Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman.

14 more people were discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 474.

With one more death, the country has now registered 64 COVID-19 deaths.

The country has tested a total of 78,536 samples.