By Samuel Ouma
The number of people who have succumbed to the coronavirus in Kenya has increased from 130 to 132 after Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced two more deaths.
Addressing the press on Thursday afternoon at Kenyatta National Hospital, Dr. Mwangangi confimed 178 new cases out of 3,918 samples tested the last 24 hours.
The new cases consisted of 175 Kenyans and 3 foreign nationals aged between 1 and 76 years. One hundred and twenty three (123) are males and 55 females.
Nairobi produced 100 cases, Kajiado (21), Migori (17), Kiambu (16), Busia (8), Mombasa (7), Machakos (4), Nakuru (2), Uasin Gishu (1), Kericho (1) and Taita.
On a positive note, the Ministry of Health has discharged 34 patients from various health facilities across the country hence recoveries stand at 1,857.
She hinted that a number of Nairobi estates are still the novel virus hotspots.
“Kawangware, Kilimani and Westlands still remain hotspots 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 said.