14 more Kenyans die from COVID-19 as cases near 19,000 mark

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo courtesy]

Kenya on Tuesday recorded 606 new cases of Covid-19, raising the tally to 18,585.

A total of 4,888 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said in his Tuesday briefing.

Of the new cases, 409 are male and 197 are female with the youngest being a four-month-old infant and the oldest is 85 years.

On a bright note, 75 patients were discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 7,908.

However, 14 more patients lost their loves bringing the death toll to 299.

The CS insisted that Kenyans have become lethal and likened them to bullets adding that those who are working from home should continue doing so to avoid spreading the disease.

“I have become a bullet, you have become a bullet. We can kill somebody. We have become dangerous,” he said.

He also spoke against house parties which could now be the new thing following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order for all bars to be closed.

He said that Uhuru’s directive was informed by the fact that social joints posed a huge threat to social distancing.

“I hope some people are not thinking of a plan B of buying and taking alcohol and celebrating at home.

“The idea of prohibition of alcohol is to stop socializing so that you keep social distancing. You cannot take parties into your homes or carry your favourite drink to a hide out,” he said.