Uhuru calls crisis meeting as 1,018 new COVID-19 cases are recorded

President Uhuru Kenyatta
President Uhuru Kenyatta.[Photo/State House]

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday announced a plan to hold the Sixth Extraordinary Session of the National and County Governments Coordinating Summit. 

A statement by State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said that the meeting will be held next week on Wednesday, November 4.

This comes after high, daily number of COVID-19 cases being recorded.

On Wednesday when Kanze released the statement, there were 1,018 cases recorded in the last 24 hours.

For the month of October, the number of COVID-19 cases have increased exponentially triggering fears of the second coronavirus wave in the country.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe had earlier stated that the country’s positivity rate shot to 20.5 per cent in October from 4.4 per cent in September.

With the planned session, Uhuru will evaluate decisions made in the past, the evolution of the virus in the past few weeks and how best to contain further spread of the virus.

This could mean another lockdown for Kenyans a month after most of the safety restrictions placed earlier were eased.

But as the number of cases rose, 426 patients recovered fully bringing the total recoveries to 35 258.

However, 16 more died from the virus raising the COVID-19 death toll to 950.