Health CS Mutahi Kagwe now says the cold weather may lead to an upward surge in the novel Covid-19 numbers in the country.
Speaking during the daily briefing on Wednesday, CS Kagwe also announced that Kenya has recorded 544 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s Covid-19 numbers currently stand at 19,125.
CS Kagwe said the new cases are from a sample size of 5259 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya has so far tested 289, 759 samples. 340 of the new cases are male while 204 are female.
“It is possible the weather is also part of the reason COVID-19 figures are going up. It is the flu season,” he said
CS Kagwe further added that men should be careful and in particular young men.
In the same time frame, 113 more patients have been discharged from various facilities after recovering from the deadly disease. The number of recoveries from Covid-19 is now 8,021.
Twelve more patients have however succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours raising the number of fatalities to 311.
The CS further noted that 634 health workers have tested positive which he said is about 3% of the cases reported.
Kagwe also criticized doctors for misbehaving while on duty and not adhering to COVID-19 regulations.
He cited a case where one doctor who tested positive for Covid attempted to continue offering services at a medical facility but was reported by a nurse.
“If we preach water let’s take water not wine,” he said