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Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi during a Covid-19 briefing. June 27, 2020. Photo: Ministry of Health

COVID-19 UPDATE: 278 new cases reported as 31 more people recover from the disease.

COvid-19 numbers continue to rise in the country, with the Ministry of Health reporting 278 new confirmed cases Saturday June 27, raising the total tally to 5,811 of confirmed cases country wide.

During the daily Ministry of Health Covid-19 status update, Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi reported that 31 patients have been discharged from various facilities after full recovery, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,936.

Unfortunately 4 people succumbed to the disease, with total number of fatalities now standing at 141.

Nairobi County continues to lead in numbers with 171 cases of the reported 278 being in Nairobi.

Mwangangi who was flanked by other Ministry officials during the update stated that the Ministry has noted with concern an influx in the number of Covid-19 cases arising from cross infections at health facilities, urging the hospital managements to follow set out guidelines to curb the rise.

“We would want to appeal to all hospitals (public and private), to be extremely careful and to ensure they put in place measures that reduce the possibility of cross infections… The ministry reminds each and every partner that we shall continue to work together to ensure regulations are adhered to when it comes to preventing cross infections at the hospital level”, noted Dr. Mwangangi