‘Tuma M-pesa’ Kagwe urges people planning to visit infants during this pandemic

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. The CS has urged mothers with infants to limit number of visitors in their houses PHOTO COURTESY

If you are planning to visit a friend who has an infant with a gift, better just send them money to reduce the risk of exposing the infant to COVID-19.

Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing, in Kericho County, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe also urged mothers with infants to limit the number of visitors in their homes.

This came as the Country recorded 492 new COVID-19 infections with the youngest being of an 11-months-old infant.

The new cases were from a sample of 4,063 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total samples tested so far to 358,330.

534 patients recovered from the disease to push number of recoveries to 13,485. Out of the new recoveries, 56 were discharged from various hospitals while 478 were from the home based care.

Nairobi again had the highest number of new infections with 357 cases followed by Garissa County with 52 cases.

Coast region only reported five new cases.

Unfortunately, three more people succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of fatalities to 423.