As Kenya engages in targeted mass testing for Covid-19, 147 more people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24hours out of 2831 samples.
Out of the 147 new infections, Nairobi County continues to lead with 90 confirmed cases followed by Mombasa with 41. Of the 90, 35 are from Kibra, 15 in Lang’ata, nine from Makadara, Westlands has eight, while Mathare has one new reported case.
Nyeri and Uasin Gishu have joined the list of counties with Coronavirus cases each having two people infected.
During the daily ministry of health briefing that was today done in Kiambu County, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe revealed that men have been affected more by Covid-19 than females. Of the 147, 60 are female while 87 are male.
On the other hand, 13 patients have been released after recovering from the virus. However, three more people have died and one of them is from Thika in Kiambu County. The other two are from Mombasa County and had underlying health conditions. This brings the death toll in Kenya to 58.
Kagwe has urged Kenyans to welcome people who have recovered from Coronavirus and avoid stigmatizing them, adding that anyone can get the disease.
As the globe celebrates the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Kagwe explained Kenya has launched the 2019-2024 menstrual hygiene policy that seeks to ensure women have access to safe, affordable menstrual products.
Regarding individuals who sneak out of quarantine facilities, the CS strongly stated that the government will find them, as they have the means to locate such individuals. He added that Kenyans who had earlier escaped from the centres went back on their own.
He also applauded Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro for keeping Covid-19 cases in the county minimal, considering its proximity to Nairobi County, which is the most affected county in the country.