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Covid-19: Kenya cases soar to 1,109 as 80 more test positive

Covid-19: Kenya cases soar to 1,109 as 80 more test positive - The ...
Kenya has recorded 80 new Covid-19 cases after testing 3,102 samples.
The national tally now stands at 1,109, the Health ministry announced Thursday.
During the daily coronavirus briefing, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 41 of the new cases were recorded in Nairobi, 20 in Mombasa, seven in Siaya, six in Kwale, three in Garissa, two in Kajiado and one in Taita Taveta.
He said a six-month-old baby is among the new patients found in the last 24 hours.
Mr Kagwe said nine more people were discharged after testing negative for Covid-19, raising the country's total number of recoveries to 375.
The Covid-19 death tally remains 50, the CS said.
At the same time, the Health ministry said it projects new Covid-19 cases in Kenya will peak in September. Speaking during the briefing, Health Director-General Patrick Amoth urged the public to keep observing Covid-19 guidelines to curb the spread of the disease.
Projections of the virus peaking in September dampen hopes of a fast-tracked easing of the current restrictions on movement and social distancing rules that have slowed down the economy and prompted the closure of schools and religious gatherings.
The country is currently under a dusk-to-dawn curfew while restrictions on movement are being enforced in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale and Mandera.
Nairobi’s Eastleigh estate and Mombasa’s Old Town area are in lockdowns.
The Ministry of Health modelling team had predicted a peak in April based on the worst case-scenario and if the government had failed to take any containment measures.
But Health Services director-general Patrick Amoth told a media briefing in Nairobi yesterday that Kenya is expected to report about 200 a day based on the current growth in the number of coronavirus.

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