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Kenya, highest cases today. 1 in Kilifi

123 in the last 24 hours, lots in the slums

27-05-2020 by redazione

Kenya has the highest number of Coronavirus cases in a single day and three deaths on Wednesday 27 May.
There are 123 new positive swab positives in the country in the last 24 hours and significant to explain this unfortunate record is the fact that the Ministry of Health team has begun targeted testing for at-risk citizens and has entered the slums, the slums of Nairobi from where about half of the total day's cases come.
It was Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe who released the results of the last 3077 swabs and today's number of infected people, bringing the total within the country to 1471.
The Minister, during the usual press conference in Afya House, specified that of the 123 cases, 85 come from the Capital, with precisely the slum of Mathare with 33 infected and that of Kibera with 14, plus other cases distributed in other poor areas of the city, but also in commercial and populated areas such as Westland, Embakasi, Langata and Ruaraka.
In Mombasa, and particularly in the Old City, another 24 cases, while after more than two months one case is reported in Kilifi County.
"The data we have just shared illustrates the rapid rate of transmission in the working-class neighborhoods of Nairobi," said Kagwe. "This means that there is a very high number of infections in these areas. We all live in these places, we have a relative who lives there or we know someone we frequent. This in a nutshell means that nobody is safe.
As said, there are three patients who have succumbed to Covid-19 and all of them have important previous diseases: two diabetic patients and one patient undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
The youngest positive is one year old, the oldest is 76.
The Minister called on the population to continue to respect the measures established by the Government, particularly the social distances, the use of masks and frequent hand washing.
"You die of this virus, and you die alone, so take individual precautions and do not remain indifferent to the pandemic, continuing to move as if nothing had happened," Kagwe concluded.

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