Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 123 new coronavirus cases, the biggest spike since the first case was reported in the country on March 12.
This is after 3,077 samples were tested bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 1471.
In terms of counties, 85 of the new cases are in Nairobi and 24 from Mombasa. 33 cases from Mathare.
In the same vein, the CS announced that three more people have succumbed to the disease, rising the number of fatalities to 55.
However, the three people who succumbed to the deadly virus had underlying health issues.
Two of the fatalities had diabetes while one was suffering from breast cancer, according to CS Kagwe.
Meanwhile, 7 coronavirus patients are in critical condition in various hospitals.
Out of these, 4 are on ventilators and 3 on supplementary oxygen.
The CS pleaded with Kenyans to adhere to the laid down measures to prevent the situation from getting worse.
“I will continue making public appeals, the Government is not overwhelmed, we as citizens need to protect ourselves by following the Government’s directives”
“Even with the spike, there is hope for Kenya… Covid-19 is a lonely disease, people die alone not as a group. It is important for one to protect themselves” said Kagwe.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.