‘Niokoe, nikuokoe,’ Kagwe urges as Kenya confirms record high 688 COVID-19 cases


'Niokoe, nikuokoe,' Kagwe urges as Kenya confirms record high 688 COVID-19 cases
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe during a past press address. PHOTO | COURTESY

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans to undertake the collective responsibility of combating the spread of COVID-19 more seriously as the country confirmed a new record high number of infections.

CS Kagwe, speaking in Embu County, said 688 more patients have tested positive for the novel coronavirus within the last 24 hours from 4,522 samples.

The new patients include 425 males and 263 females, with the youngest of them being 7 months old and the oldest 95 years.

Nairobi Metropolitan area still leads in the number of infections with 7,298 so far followed by Mombasa (1,812), and Kiambu (725).

CS Kagwe added that 450 patients have also recovered from the disease within the last 24 hours; 401 of them being under home-based care while another 56 being discharged from various health facilities.

This takes the total number of coronavirus recoveries thus far to 4,440.

Three more patients however also succumbed to the disease, hence the country now has 225 fatalities.

“You save me, I save you. Wewe niokoe, na mimi nikuokoe; let’s save each other, take the responsibility of saving your friend, your child, your parents,” urged the CS.

“When you go very close to somebody and you don’t know whether you’re positive or negative, then you’re not saving them.”

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