Covid-19 Cases shoot to 1029 after 66 more test positive today

Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 1029 after 66 more people tested positive, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe has said today.

Speaking during the Covid-19 daily briefs, CS Kagwe said 64 of the new cases are Kenyans while while two are foreigners. This is the highest number since the first case recorded pushing covid-19 cases to a four figure.

“The number of cases today, is the highest since the pandemic began in Kenya with 66 cases. 64 of them are Kenyans & 2 foreigners. We have now hit 1029 cases,” said CS Kagwe.

A total of 30 are from Mombasa, while 26 are from Nairobi.

Three of the new cases are in Kajiado.

At the same time the government extended the cessation of movement in Nairobi’s Eastleigh and Old Town in Mombasa until June 6, 2020. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe further reiterated that restaurants and Mosques in the two regions will remain closed during the period.
“In order to contain further spread of the virus; there shall be an extension of the cessation of movement in Eastleigh and Old Town until 6th June 2020. Eateries and hawking prohibited until 6th June 2020,” said CS Kagwe.
CS Mutahi further apologised to truck drivers for inconveniences caused so far owing to delayed results of coronavirus testing.
“We recognize the efforts of truck drivers who ensure we have adequate supplies of food & medicine across East Africa. We apologize for the inconveniences they encounter. We are putting in place measures to facilitate quick testing for the truck drivers,” noted CS Kagwe.