21-05-2020 by redazione
It did so yesterday with the highest number of cases of swab positivity ever found in the country in just 24 hours, as many as 66, bringing total infections to 1029 and active cases to 613. These are 64 Kenyan citizens, one Somali and one Rwandan.
The Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, in announcing the data of Wednesday, May 20 at the daily press conference in Afya House, said that 30 cases come from Mombasa, with a prevalence of the suburb of Likoni (10 positive).
In Nairobi, 26 cases were recorded, more than half of which came from the Kibera slum, while there was a reduction in the number of virus positives in the two districts of the capital and Mombasa that were subjected to lockdown, namely Eastleigh (one case) and the Old City of Mombasa (three cases). For this reason, the Government has decided to extend the period of closure of the two districts from the outside until 6 June, comparing the extension with that of the five counties that are still closed and with the national curfew, causing discontent among residents.
Despite the period of Ramadan, which is very much felt in these two working-class districts with a very high percentage of Islamic citizens, Kagwe reiterated that the mosques and restaurants will have to remain closed and that the trade of street vendors is suspended until next June 6.
Speaking of the rest of the country, the Minister of Health reported three other cases in Kajado County on the border with Tanzania, and one each in the counties of Uasin Gishu, Nakuru, Kirinyaga, Makueni and Meru.
In the last 24 hours, eight people have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of healings to 366, while the number of deaths has stopped at 50, after yesterday as in the previous two days, no losses were reported for Covid-19 in the country.
During the briefing it was also announced that the German government has donated two mobile testing laboratories under the auspices of the East African Community.
"These mobile labs will help us with mass rapid swabs of truck drivers at border points that have been reported as possible outbreaks of Covid-19," said Health Director General Patrick Amoth.
A sharp increase in the number of infected people in Kenya in the last 24 hours, compared to the 22...