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Covid-19: Kibra Now a New Hot Spot as Kenya’s Tally Soars to 1161

by Musa Abdirahman

Nairobi has been hit hard, having registered the highest number of new Covid-19 cases that were announced on Friday May 22, 2020.

Speaking in Machakos while giving the daily Covid-19 updates, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 52 new cases of coronavirus.

Out of the 52 new cases, 23 cases have come from Nairobi, with Mombasa and Busia having seven each.

The cases were confirmed  from a sample size of 2,567 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 1161 total number of confirmed positive Covid-19 cases in the country.

However, Nairobi’s Kibra is now becoming a hot spot for the deadly virus.

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Out of the 23 cases that came from Nairobi, eight are from Kibra. The densely populated area now has a total of 60 confirmed positive Covid-19 cases.

CS Kagwe said to keep the numbers low, Kenyans must adhere to measures as directed by the government. He expressed his fear in the rising number of cases in Kibra.

On Thursday May 21, the ministry through Dr Patrick Amoth also projected that the peak of infections in the country is expected to be around August and September, when Kenyans are expected to see at least 200 cases recorded in a day.

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