Kenya’s confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease have risen to 3,594 after 137 more samples returned positive results.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe disclosed that 3,167 samples had been tested in the last one day.
Speaking in Othaya, Nyeri County, the CS said that the Ministry of Health had cumulatively tested 115,336 persons.
Nyeri has recorded nine Covid-19 cases, three of which are from health workers who contracted the disease in the line of duty.
Kagwe thanked Governor Mutahi Kahiga for working closely with the national government in the fight the against the respiratory disease.
“The positive cases in Nyeri are just nine. That has come following the good relationship we have enjoyed with the governor while fighting this disease,” he said.
The Health CS cautioned Kenyans living with non-communicable diseases, noting that they could easily contract Covid-19.
He asked them follow all the safety guidelines, adding that their chances of survival after getting the disease were minimal.
“For this group, you need to be more cautious. You must observe the rules and follow medical advisories.”
The CS appealed to NCD patients not go ignore their medication. This comes after it was reported that a majority of Kenyans are avoiding hospitals due to the coronavirus.
Nyeri Governor Kahiga lauded that national government for helping his county to prepare adequately in case of a Covid-19 surge.
For her part, the chair of the Health Committee in the National Assembly, Sabina Chege, said that the Ministry of Health had taken satisfactory safety measures.
At the safe time, CS Kagwe announced the completion of Othaya Hospital, which is a branch of the Kenyatta National Hospital.
The facility will majorly handle Covid-19 and emergency cases until the current pandemic ends.