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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past Covid-19 status briefing. Photo: MoH

COVID-19 UPDATE: 723 new cases recorded as Kenya hits 20,636 confirmed cases.

Kenya has hit the 20,000 mark in the number of Covid-19 confirmed cases.

This is after the Ministry of Health on Friday July 31, reported an additional 723 new Covid-19 cases raising the total number of the cases in the country to 20,636.

According to Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during the daily Covid-19 status briefing, 44 patients have been discharged from various facilities after recovery with the number of recoveries rising to 8,165.

Unfortunately 16 more people succumbed to the disease raising the total number of fatalities to 341.

With the international flights expected to resume on August 1, the Health CS has stated that additional measures have been put in place to deal with the overcrowding at the airports.

“International travel commences tomorrow; I apologize in advance for any inconveniences that will be experienced as we begin our new normal. To avoid crowding at airports we are introducing a mobile app to enable passengers fill in their details online”, CS Mutahi stated.

He also urged Kenyans to continue adhering to the containment guidelines and praised the Muslim community for observing the Covid-19 guidelines as they celebrated Eid-al-Adha this Friday.

The Cs urged Kenyans to be their brothers’ keep during this period of the pandemic.

“There are probably a lot more people in our communities affected by coronavirus. You save me, I save you. I save you, you save me”, CS Mutahi urged.