Kenya’s rapid spread of COVID-19 fuelled by lying Kenyans, MOH says

Rashid Aman
Dr Rashid Aman, Health CAS. [Photo courtesy]

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced that 62 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours.

Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said that the total number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,348.

A total of 2,293 samples were tested according to the CAS.

Fifty-nine of the cases are Kenyans while three are foreigners. Forty-five of the new cases are males and 17 are females aged between 6 – 64 years.

Nairobi is still leading in the number of new infection with 23 cases followed by Mombasa with 16 cases.

Kwale follows with (8), Kiambu (6), Kajiado (6), and Kitui (3).

In the new cases reported from Nairobi, Kibra has the highest number of cases (6) followed by Umoja with six cases.

Other regions in Nairobi recorded cases as follows: Eastleigh (3), Dagoretti North (2), Lang’ata (2), Westlands (2), Starehe (1), Embakasi East (1).

Kiambu’s case are spread through Lari (5), Ruiru (1) while those in Mombasa are in Changamwe (9), Jomvu (3), Nyali (3), Mvita (1).
Msambweni in Kwale had (4) and Lungalunga (4).

Three more patients were discharged bringing the total number of recovered patients to 405.

Dr Aman also raised concern with a growing habit by Kenyans who are giving the ministry misleading information.

He said this has led to the rapid spread of the disease as contact tracing is difficult when a patient who tests positive gives the wrong information.

“It is important to provide accurate information because it is only through this that contact tracing is possible.

“Providing wrong information means that such individuals are continuing to spread the virus to their loved ones, friends and community,” said the CAS.