COVID-19 UPDATES:260 TEST TESTS POSITIVE

Kenya has recorded 260 more people who tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

Today Sunday marks the 100th day since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country which now has a total of 4,738 cases.

“It is evident that COVID-19 will be with us longer and it will stretch our healthcare system, it is our personal responsibility to ensure we observe the containment measures to fight the disease,” he said.

254 of the new cases are Kenyans and six are foreigners with the latest figures reported from 3,651 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours.

Total samples tested now stands at 140,012.

Two more people succumbed to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours raising the death toll to 123.

21 people have however been discharged with total number of recoveries from coronavirus now at 1,607.Kagwe has hinted that by next week, each county will have at least 300 isolation bed capacity.

“Our systems are now much better, but we are still learning. COVID-19 has badly impacted our economy including loss of jobs. But the government has made much effort to contain it,” he said.

The CS has noted that COVID-19 has affected people’s mental health citing measures such as staying at home, maintaining social distance including isolation which have caused anxiety.

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