Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has listed Kawangware and Dagoretti North Constituency as some of the COVID-19 hotspots in Nairobi.
Speaking during the daily briefing on Friday, said there are 23 coronavirus hotspot areas in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Kagwe revealed this hours after sampling kicked off in Nairobi’s Kawangware area where 13 people have so far tested positive.
“They are now in isolation centres and there lies the very important exercise of contact tracing because unless we can contact trace these patients, it means that the 13 will now be spreading COVID-19 in Kawangware and it spreads like bushfire,” he said
He further revealed that the first Kawangware patient resulted in six other people contracting the disease and then other cases emerged after they did contact tracing.
Other hotspot areas in Dagoretti North Constituency include Kilimani (6 cases), Kileleshwa (5), Hurlingham (3) and Lavington (3).
Eastleigh has also reported 11 positive cases while Karen and South C have 7 and 4 respectively.
Kibra has 4, Pipeline 6, Dandora 5, Utawala 4, Nyayo Estate 3, City Park Manji Court (Westlands) 5, Parklands 5 and Buruburu 4.
In the Coast region, 36 people contracted the disease in Mji wa Kale (Old Town), Kuze, Bondeni, Memon and Mlango wa Papa wards within Mvita Constituency.
8 others are from Likoni while 11 are from Bamburi.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness, like the flu with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
To protect yourself, you are required to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and avoid close contact (i.e maintain a social distance of 1 meter or 3 feet) with people.
The national government has also asked Kenyans to put on face masks because this will keep you safe in case an infected person sneezes or coughs beside you. Ensure you put on a face mask whenever in public transport , supermarkets and open-air markets.