Kenya COVID-19 deaths hit 100 after four more succumb to disease

An artistical expression of the Coronavirus droplets in a public street./COURTESY

The number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 100 on Saturday after four more people succumbed to the disease.

While giving the daily briefings on status of COVID-19 in the country, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashi Aman said “our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends that have lost their loved ones. The numbers of infections and those that have succumbed to the disease point to the importance of observing the containment measures.”

On the plus side, 57 more COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals bringing the total number of recoveries to 1,221.

Meanwhile, the country recorded 152 new cases putting the national tally of infections to 3,457.

Out of the new cases, 116 are male while 36 are female. Their ages range between two years and 65 years old.

“Nairobi accounts for 70 cases out of these 152. Mombasa 41 cases, Busia 16, Kiambu 9, Kajiado 4, Machakos and Migori three cases each, Kisumu two, while Taita Taveta, Nakuru and Uasin Gishu have one case each,” said the CAS.

The 41 Mombasa cases are; Nyali 14, Mvita 10, Likoni 7, Kisauni 6 and Changamwe 4.

Exactly three months since the country recorded its first COVID-19 case, the Ministry of Health has managed to test 112,171 samples, out of which 3,457 have turned out positive.

100 have died, while 1,221 recovered from the disease.

Kenyans, who visit clubs even on weekdays, have had to temporarily give up these habits as the government enforced a daily dusk to dawn curfew to help mitigate the spread of the disease.

Not only clubs were affected, but also religious organisations had to find a way to digitize their services as the government put a ban on public gatherings.

Even businesses and employers had to come to terms with the fact that some work can be done from home and that meeting could have just been an email.

Walking with masks has become a norm and people have realized that one does not necessarily have to shake the other persons hand to greet them.