On Sunday, June 21, Kenya’s Coronavirus cases rose to 4,738 after 260 tested positive following the testing of 3,651 samples in the last 24 hours, with the youngest identified as a 7-month-old baby and the eldest a 90-year-old.
During the daily Coronavirus (Covid-19) briefing at Afya House, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe announced that the total number of samples tested now stood at 140,000.
21 individuals were discharged over the same period, bringing the total recoveries to 1,607.
Unfortunately, 2 patients died, bringing the number of recorded fatalities to 123.
Of the 260 new cases, 254 were identified as Kenyans while the rest were foreigners, 176 of whom were male and 84 female
Marking 100 days since the first Covid-19 case was recorded in Kenya, CS Kagwe took some time to thank several stakeholders for their role in combating the pandemic and highlighted the role of the media in spreading the word on the various safety measures recommended by the national government.
“I thank the media for highlighting matters relating to COVID-19. We are greatly indebted to you,” he stated.
“We have put in the work and we will continue to do so taking note of and learning from the challenges and failures we have experienced since this journey began,” he added.
Following the outbreak, CS Kagwe revealed that the government had increased its capacity, with 58,958 tested between June 1 – June 21, with 2,717 testing positive for Covid-19.
“It is evident that Covid-19 will be with us longer & it will stretch our healthcare system, it is now our personal responsibility to ensure we observe the containment measures to fight the disease. The 100-day milestone is bittersweet. We mourn the lives that were lost to the virus. We are ready to battle the disease and come out victorious” he asserted.