137 new cases reported, as Health Ministry inspects Nyeri county preparedness

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe today confirmed 137 cases tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours – By Gerald Gekara

Kenya’s tally now stands at 3,594 out of 3167 samples tested in 24 hours.

32 more people recovered from the virus, raising Kenya’s success tally to 1,253 recoveries. However 3 more patients succumbed to Covid-19 bringing death toll to 103.

Speaking in Othaya, Nyeri County, Kagwe lauded efforts by County governments in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

“Cutting the cycle of COVID-19 transmission, cannot be won by the Government alone, without the involvement of the people. Success will depend on the level of involvement of the people,” We will continue to work with by offering support to upgrade the county human resource and equipment capacity.” Said CS Kagwe.

The CS called on healthcare workers to work within the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the skills they acquired on how to handle COVID-19 disease.

Kagwe also bashed claims that the country is running out of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) noting that the country will no longer import PPEs, since it can supply from its own capacity.

“The country will no longer import the PPEs because local manufacturers are producing enough,” assured Health CS Kagwe.

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