CS Mutahi Kagwe: Support and Cooperation is critical
5 May, 2020
During the press briefing today, the Health CS, Hon Mutahi Kagwe confirmed that 45 more people had turned positive for the Coronavirus out of 1,077 samples tested , raising the number of infections in the country to 535. This is the highest number recorded till date since we had registered the first case on 12th March, 2020.
From the 45, 29 are from Nairobi, 11 from Mombasa, 5 from Wajir and 1 Somali foreign national. The 5 from Wajir have a history of travel to Mogadishu.
Age distribution ranges from 2 years for the youngest and 87 years the oldest.
In terms of gender, 30 are males and 15 are females. The gender distribution is in line with the global figures that suggests that more men than women are getting infected, said the Health CS.
The country also recorded 9 new discharges bringing the total number of recoveries to 182.
The hot zones identified by the government are: Eastleigh with 63 cases, Kawangware 24 and Old Town Mombasa 39.
The CS also pointed out that they have observed a trend which stigmatizes persons who have either contracted or recovered from Covid-19 and stated out that everybody’s support and cooperation is critical for overcoming this war we are in. He also commented that despite their continuous advisories, they have noted that activities in most urban centers have gone back to normal.