WHO sounds warning over Kenya’s increased COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus test. [Photo courtesy]

Kenya’s rising COVID-19 cases are as a result of ignorance and lack of compliance to containment measures set by the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

WHO called on the Kenyan government to spell out tough measures towards the enforcement of these measures.

The global health entity said that without this, the curve will not flatten anytime soon.

 “In recent weeks, we have observed with concern the rising numbers of COVID cases and scaling up of transmission in Kenya. We have also seen a general laxity in individuals behaviour from the initial widespread compliance before reopening up of lockdown locations,” Dr. Rudi Eggers, WHO Country Representative opined.

WHO emphasized that social distancing and observing hygiene must be adhered to at all times.

This is as the total number of coronavirus cases rose on Thursday to 28,754 after 650 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi during her daily brief on Thursday said that a total of 6,678 samples were tested.

The number of men who tested positive were 391 and 259 were female. The youngest was one year old and the oldest was 97.

A total of 490 patients were discharged. The total recoveries are now 15,100 of which 308 were home-based and 182 were from various hospitals.

Sadly, four patients succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 460.