13 more test positive for COVID-19 in Mombasa

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe at a past briefing. 1,185 more people have tested positive for the disease to raise national infections to 53,797./COURTESY

The Cabinet Secretary for health Mutahi Kagwe (CS) has urged Kenyans to be each other’s keeper following the easing of the restrictions by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kagwe said that the country has not contained the virus but said that the move to ease restrictions made to balance between economy and health concerns.

“It is not possible to deploy every police officer to each individual but we must reflect on our duty as citizens, “said Kagwe.

Kagwe further said that COVID-19 has no cure or vaccine but requested people to observe and adhere to the government guidelines to contain the virus.

CS also called upon people intending to travel upcountry to carry masks, sanitizers, and soaps to their parents.

In the last 24 hours, Kenya has recorded another 183 COVID-19 cases in the 2061 samples tested bringing a tally of 8,250 positive cases.

Among the new cases reported the 177 are Kenyans and six foreigners, the youngest is four years old while the oldest 79 years.

Kagwe further said that since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the country, 167 people have succumbed to the virus after three more died in the last 24 hours.

Cases are distributed in Nairobi (100) Machakos (37) Kiambu (14) Mombasa (13) Kajiado (11) and Busia (3)  

Kagwe requested members of the public to walk away from the crowded area and not to travel in vehicles that have not complied with the national guideline to avert the spread of the COVID-19.