Wednesday May 20, 2020 – The Ministry of Health has expressed concerns over rising cases of coronavirus in Kibra which is one of the biggest slums in the world.

On Wednesday, Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, confirmed 66 more cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total tally of confirmed cases to 1029.

The new cases are from 2,621 samples tested in the country between Tuesday and Wednesday.

This brings a total of 49,405 samples tested since the first case was reported.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows; Mombasa (30), Nairobi (26) Kajiado (3), Busia (1), Kisii (1), Uasin Gishu (1) Nakuru (1) Kirinyaga (1) Makueni (1) and Meru (1)

Further, the cases are distributed across estates as follows, Mombasa; Likoni (10), Kisauni (8), Changamwe (3), Nyali (3), Jomvu (3) and Mvita (3).

In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows: Kibra (15), Langata (3), Starehe (2), Dagoretti (2), Westlands (1) Eastleigh (1), Mathare (1) and Dandora (1).

Kagwe said the Government is considering putting more measures in Kibra to contain the spread of the deadly virus.


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