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Kagwe confirms second wave of coronavirus infections as cases hit 52,612


Kenya is currently experiencing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed.

Kagwe has also hinted that most infections are majorly occurring in entertainment joints where people are crowded.

Speaking in Mombasa Kagwe stated that they may be considering to put new directives to help curb the spread of the virus.

“It is still clear that the spread of the disease is largely from areas where people are crowded especially in entertainment areas, especially the places that are in doors… if you must go to an eatery and if you must go to have a kaspecial please go outside” said kagwe.

“Because looking at these statistics, it is obvious that we have dropped our guard on matters containment and adherence to prescribed protocols,” he stated.

Today alone, Kenya recorded 761 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total tally to 52,612.

Kagwe  said this was from a sample of 4,830 tested in the last 24 hours.

Fourteen more patients have succumbed to the disease, bringing the country’s fatalities to 964.