Mombasa beats Nairobi in new coronavirus cases: The Standard

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The national tally now stands at 2,474 after 134 people tested positive for the virus.

Mombasa has today surpassed Nairobi in new coronavirus infection cases.

 

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi (pictured) today said 67 new cases were reported in the county, followed by almost half of them in Nairobi’s 31.

 

The national tally now stands at 2,474 after 134 people tested positive for the virus. The cases include 131 Kenyans and three foreigners.

 

The new cases are also spread in Busia (15), Machakos (five), Taita Taveta (four), Kilifi (two), Nakuru (two) and one each in Garissa, Murang’a, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu and Kaiado. 

 

Speaking at Afya House during the national update on Covid-19, Dr Mwangangi praised Kenyans for following the rules on restrictions and containment measures to curb disease spread, which she admitted have disrupted residents’ routines.

 

As we hasten the defeat, the CAS said it is important to adopt to behaviour change that limits disease transmission.

 

“Collective effort of residents, regardless of their condition, is needed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.”

 

Dr Mwangangi urged counties to play their role in flattening the infection curve. At the same time, she praised Mombasa county, which she says has put measures in place to aid mass testing that includes the vulnerable such as people living with mental disability. 

 

As infection rates continue to go up, the ministry insisted that counties have to enhance their preparedness in dealing with the coronavirus.

 

Some Sh5 billion has already been disbursed to the counties to aid the fight against Covid-19 in steps that include the upgrade of health facilities.

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