Migori county records two covid-19 cases as total number jumps to 435

In the last 24 hours 1195 samples have been tested and 24 turned out positive for the covid-19 coronavirus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 435.

“In the last 24 hours we managed to test 1195 samples and out of these 24 people tested positive for coronavirus; 7 – Kawangware, 10 – Eastleigh, 5 – Mombasa, 2 – Kuria West (Migori County),” said Dr. Mwangangi.

At the same time Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi announced that one person has died in Mombasa pushing death toll to 22. The deceased is a 51 years old woman.

Good news is that two more patients have been discharged, raising total number of recoveries in Kenya to 152.

While addressing the nation, Dr. Mwangangi also registered her disappointment, as businesses go back to normal in the wake of covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s disturbing to note that the measures aren’t strictly being adhered to, a random check within our city reveals that business outlets have gone back to operate as if these are normal times. We would like to remind them that the disease is still with us,” said the CAS.

Mombasa

Covid-19 cases in Mombasa county continues to increase making the county as the epicenter in coastal region. Of the 24 new cases, 5 of them were from Mombasa county.

Earlier today Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho reproached Imams who are opening mosques for people to pray in groups in Old Town.

While addressing the media on Saturday, Joho rebuked the imams for encouraging people to go to mosques during this Ramadhan period while flouting the government directive of social distancing.

“Hizi ndizo fitina hatutaki. You are opening the mosque, then allowing people to sneak in. When the police come, you start talking badly,” he said.

“Where is your mind, what kind of laziness is this?”