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Kenya records 127 Covid-19 positive cases, total hits 2989

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127 more cases test positive for covid-19

Kenya has recorded 127 positives cases of Covid-19 from a test pool of 2,247 samples in the last 24 hours raising the total number of confirmed positive cases to 2,989.

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Out of the new positive cases 124 are Kenyans and three are foreigners with the youngest being a 3 week old baby and oldest is 72 years of age.

Nairobi has 62 cases, Mombasa 34, Busia 14, Machakos 4, Bungoma 3, Kwale and Uasin Gishu 1 each.

Speaking during a press briefing Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman warned against stigmatisation saying the act should not be tolerated.

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“Stigmatising anyone during a pandemic poses a threat to everyone of us. We should not tolerate this act towards those who have tested positive for Covid-19 disease. Tomorrow it could very well be you who tests positive,” said Dr Aman.

He said there are 72 medical workers who have contracted the virus.

24 persons have been discharged bringing total number of recoveries to 873, while the number of fatalities has risen to 88 after three people succumbed from the disease today,” said Dr Aman.

CAS Aman said the government is working on streamlining the issue of testing among truck drivers.

“Truck drivers, are part of the trade between states, this is why Kenya said we will require our drivers to be tested 48hrs before they depart and issued with a certificate, said Dr Aman, Adding that, “We anticipate that there is a need to have testing facilities along the border points and there is need to offer the service at the shortest turn around time.

 

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