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Kawangware Now a Hot Spot as Kenya’s Tally Soars to 435

by Musa Abdirahman

Kawangware area, in Nairobi, is now becoming a Covid-19 hot spot.

Kenya on Saturday afternoon confirmed 24 new coronavirus cases, with seven of the cases coming from Kawangware.

Kawangware now has a total of 20 confirmed cases, with that latest seven coming from the community.

The new cases were confirmed after 1196 people were tested. Kuria West in Migori county has also registered two new cases. 10 of the new cases came from Eastleigh, with five from Mombasa. This brings a total number of confirmed cases in the Country to 435.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi while giving daily Covid-19 briefings on Saturday May 2, at Afya House said that two patients had been discharged, bringing total number of recoveries to 152.

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Mass testing for Covid-19 kicked off in Kawangware, Nairobi on Friday May 1, 2020.

The Ministry of Health said they had identified markets as one of the areas with high rates of transmission.Surveillance teams were deployed at different zones around Kawangware to allow for testing of several people.

The mass testing is also going on in Mombasa, which has also been identified as a hot spot. One more person in Mombasa is the latest death case that has been reported.

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