Cases nears 1,000 as Health Ministry casts spotlight on Mvita deaths

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed 51 new cases of Coronavirus raising the tally to 963 – By Prudence Wanza

The new cases emerged out of 1,933 tested samples.

19 of the new cases were females and 32 males aged between 2 years and 63 years.

Kagwe expressed the worry in importation of cases especially at the border points.

He said 182 of the 214 Covid-19 cases detected at the Kenya-Tanzania border are foreigners and they all denied entry.

On Saturday President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered for the closure of Kenya-Tanzania border with an exception of cargo trucks causing an uproar from the Tanzania government who in turn said no Kenyan Cargo truck drivers will be allowed in Tanzania.

However, East African Community and Regional Development CS, Adan Mohammed said cargo will allowed to move without restrictions along the EAC member countries provided the truck drivers have been tested and declared COVID-19 free.

Several areas have been identified as hotspots. In Mombasa county Mvita has the highest numbers and the county has also recorded 27 fatalities.

Nairobi had recorded 20 with Kawangware, Eastleigh, Makadara and Embakasi identified as hotspots.

The number of deaths in Kenya stands at 50.

22 more patients have been discharged from hospital bringing the total number of recoveries to 358.

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