Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman announced that Kenya has 137 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours after a sample size of 1,258 was tested.
Kenya’s Covid-19 caseload is now at 39,586 and the number is expected to rise.
New Covid-19 Cases from Nairobi Remand Prison
Dr. Rashid Aman further revealed that thirty-five of the new cases are from Nairobi Remand prison. Consequently, as from tomorrow, the prison will cease to receive remandees.
Of the new. cases, 94 are male and 43 are female with the youngest case being a one-year-old and the oldest aged 81 years.
On a better note, over 200 patients have been discharged after successful recovery, raising the country’s recovery total to 27,035.
In terms of county distribution, Nairobi continues to lead with 64 cases. Turkana has 34 cases, Mombasa 12, Kiambu 8, Trans Nzoia 4, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu and Meru had 1 case each.
The CAS further cautioned politicians who are holding rallies across the country while disregarding the social distance and wearing of masks directive. For instance, he reiterates that these actions will plunge the country into another second wave of attack from the virus.
“We shall have ourselves to blame if Kenya is hit by a second wave of COVID-19. We are between a safe country and a second wave of the virus. The choice is ours,” Aman said.
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