As the world continues to fight the deadly Covid-19 virus, Kenya has recorded a new high of 123 infections.
The 123 new cases were identified from 3,077 samples tested in the last 24hours. 78 are male and 45 are female. Nairobi County takes the lead with 85 new Coronavirus cases followed by Mombasa with 24.
During the daily briefings from the Ministry of Health, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe expressed worry about the virus spreading in the informal settlements in Nairobi, urging residents to remain vigilant in the fight against Covid-19. There are 33 new cases in Mathare, 14 in Kibera, and 12 in Embakasi West.
Three more people have lost their lives to Coronavirus bringing the death toll in the country to 55. Two of them were suffering from diabetes while one had breast cancer. However, seven patients are in critical condition and four on ventilator support.
Responding to corruption claims in the health ministry, Kagwe explained that most of the employees under him are hardworking and professional, except a few people who are engaging in unscrupulous activity such as offering fake tenders with the logo of the ministry, adding that they will be dealt with accordingly.