COVID-19: 147 new cases reported in the country

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe

Kenya is increasingly recording a high number of COVID-19 cases since last week, raising serious concerns of community infections.

After recording 123 cases, that were as the highest on a single day on Wednesday, 147 cases were recorded on Thursday raising the tally to 1,648.

“We must take this pandemic very seriously because as you can see the numbers are rising,” said Mutahi Kagwe, the country’s Health Cabinet Secretary, on a tour of Kiambu County.

In the latest tally released on Thursday, Nairobi and Mombasa counties accounted for the lion share.

“There is not a single person who is safe from becoming COVID-19 positive,” Kagwe said on a visit to Kiambu County.

Nairobi recorded 90 new cases with Kibra slum having 35. The neighbouring Langata recorded 15, while Mombasa had 41 new infections.

The new cases were tested from 2831 samples.

The new cases, he said were tested from quarantine facilities while others were picked up by the Ministry of Health surveillance teams.