Mombasa, Kawangware Situations Worsen With Latest Coronavirus Update

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi has delivered more troubling news in regards to Coronavirus cases in the Country.

During her press briefing at Afya House, Mwangangi noted that there was a high increase of cases in Mombasa and Kawangware areas.

Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi during a past presser

The CAS confirmed 24 new cases of which 10 were from Eastleigh, 7 from Kawangware and 5 from Mombasa.

The new developments bring the total number of people in Kawangware with the disease to 20 while Mombasa has 126.

The government official further delivered bad news for the coastal area with the death of a 51-year-old woman.

She noted that the lady was admitted on April 27 and had an underlying condition.

The tally in the country rises to 435 Coronavirus positive cases and 22 deaths.

CAS Mwangangi pointed out that they had been made aware of how a section of Kenyans were behaving as if things had gone back to normal.

She reiterated that people should continue observing the measures in place until the situation is handled.

The soft-spoken leader expressed that the fight against the deadly disease was a marathon and not a sprint race.

“We have seen many employees still going to work despite us encouraging employers to allow them to work from home and traffic almost resuming normal, this is a dangerous trend,” remarked Mwangangi.

The CAS who doubles up as a doctor, proclaimed that the government was discussing over a way to reduce the cost of quarantine for Kenyans.

“We are looking for measures that we can put in place to ensure that quarantine is not costly to mwananchi,” stated the Health CAS.

Health DG Patrick Amoth who was present during the briefing highlighted that 241 people had already been admitted to hospitals countrywide.

Amoth stated that out of the number only one was in critical conditions while the rest were stable.

He further noted that the number of cases will continue to rise and more quarantine facilities will be required.

The DG was, however, quick to point out that a cure had not yet been achieved despite the progress made by scientists in the US.

“As much as Remdesivir, the Covid-19 treatment approved in the US has shown promising results, it is still not a silver bullet,” explained the Health DG.

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