CS Kagwe raises alarm over coronavirus cases among children

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Health Ministry has raised concerns over rising cases of Covid-19 among children – By Gerald Gekara.

In his address from Mombasa County, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe urged parents to avoid exposing children to public places, in order to contain the spread of the virus among children.

Kenya confirmed 447 more cases of the coronavirus, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 8,975.

The new cases were recorded from 3,803 samples tested in Kenya in the last 24 hours. Kenya’s total test samples stand at 200,311.

According to the statistics, all the new cases are Kenyans, ranging between 1 and 88-years. In terms of gender, 280 were males, with 167 being females.

64 patients are reported to have tested negative, further raising the number of recoveries to 2,657.

Kenya’s death toll now stands at 173, after 4 more patients succumbed to the virus.

CS Kagwe urged the National Government to facilitate counties inorder to achieve the bed capacity required to be prepared to combat the rising rate of infections.

“We need to put pressure on our county governments to prioritise health. County preparedness is critical. Those who haven’t reached the 300 bed minimum, please do so.” CS Kagwe said.

Out of 47 counties, only 26 of them have achieved the 300 bed capacity minimum, as advised by the president.

The pandemic has however hit 42 counties, with only 5 counties yet to register a coronavirus case.

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