80 more people have tested positive for the covid-19 virus in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 1,109.
During the daily covid-19 updates, the Health CS, the youngest victim, was a 6- month old baby.
“We have increased our testing capacity in the last few days. Today’s results come from the 3,102 samples taken in the last 24 hours,” said the health CS.
Currently, the cumulative tested samples stand at 52,507.
During the Thursday announcement, the health Cabinet Secretary said Mombasa and Nairobi had most cases. So far, Mombasa has recorded 20 cases, and Nairobi 41 since the infection was first reported in March.
Seven of today’s infections come from Siaya county. A mourner who traveled from Kibera in Nairobi infected other people.
“We are out to find the person who signed documents for the individual to travel from Nairobi,” lamented CS Kagwe.
At the moment, the total number of recoveries sand at 375 after nine more people recovered.
Following no reports of fatalities, the number of deaths still stands at 50 in the last 24 hours.
“Government alone can’t win over the dreaded virus. Hence Kenyans must follow the measures put in place,” added Kagwe.
Additionally, the CS thanked individuals who turned for the mass testing in high-risk areas such as Eastleigh and Old Town Mombasa.
Mr. kagwe finished b saying the Government continued to monitor border points closely.
Concurrently, the health ministry said covid-19 in the country will hit its highest peak in August and September.
Speaking during the updates, Patrick Amoth the Health Director-General asked Kenyans to observe measures put up to curb the virus.