Nairobi county still has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Country.
Speaking during the daily briefing at Afya House, Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi said that Nairobi still holds the highest number of reported cases while warning Kenyans against downplaying the severity of the disease in the country.
At the same time the CAS,lauded Kenyans for embracing basic hygiene as a way to combat the spread of COVID-19 but warned against over reliance on hand sanitizers.
“We’re glad Kenyans are taking hand washing measures seriously however we have noted an over reliance on Hand sanitizers,. We would like to remind you that soap and running water is still the best in fighting the spread of the disease.” she said
The CS further revealed that Kenya has recorded a total of 17 new cases of the disease bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 320.
All the 17 new cases are Kenyans; 12 are from Mombasa, while five were from Nairobi. They are from a cluster of 668 samples tested in the last 24 hours
All the new cases were picked from surveillance teams.
“The fact that they were all picked by our surveillance teams shows that all these people have been living among us showing that indeed local transmission has been established,” Mwangangi said.
Of the new cases, nine are male and eight are females.
At the same time, six more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 89.
Dr. Mwangangi also sent out a warning to public transport operators who are still not adhering to the social distancing directive.