In the last 24 hours Kenya has confirmed 178 new cases of COVID-19.
Speaking during the daily COVID-19 briefing at Afya House, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said that this was after testing a 3,918 sample size.
The new infections have pushed to 5,384.
123 are males while 55 are females aged between the ages of 1 and 76.
34 more patients have recovered from the novel COVID-19. Shooting recoveries to 1,857.
However, 2 other patients have died. Currently total fatalities stand at 132.
The cases were distributed in the counties as follows: Nairobi 100, Kajiado 21, Migori 17, Kiambu 16, Busia 8, Mombasa 7, Machakos 4, Nakuru 2, Uasin Gishu, Taita Taveta and Kericho each had 1 case.
“Kwangware, Kilimani and Westlands still remain a hotspot and we will continue watching how the virus progresses in those regions. Mombasa too has been put on high alert. This means that you are at a high risk of contracting the virus if you are in Mombasa and Nairobi,” Mwangangi
ICT CS Joe Mucheru who thanked Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) management for allowing them to set up call centres at the referral hospital,was also present.
He also noted that during this difficult time for many, the health care call centre project will serve across all the health care centres in Kenya,and it was the government’s intention to expand these call centres and have Kenya seek help at any time.