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

COVID-19 UPDATE: 727 new cases recorded as case load rise to 25,138.

Kenya has on Friday August 7 recorded 727 new positive Covid-19 cases raising the total case load in the country to 25,138.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who was on a tour of Kisii County to assess the level of preparedness by the county government to combat the virus pandemic, stated that 674 patients have recovered from the disease to raise the total number of recoveries to 11,118.

Unfortunately 14 people have succumbed to the disease to raise the number of fatalities to 413.

Kagwe who was flanked by his Interior Ministry Counterpart CS Dr. Fred Miatiang’i, Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Health Ministry officials called on Kenyans to continue following the laid down guidelines.

“While these COVID-19 figures may be boring, the most boring thing you can have is staring at the ceiling in a hospital bed… Don’t wish yourself to get there”, Kagwe said.

“The key to boosting your immunity is healthy eating. Vegetables and fruits are advisable not processed foods. When you are generally healthy, you’ll get away from a lot of illnesses”.

Kagwe also insisted that hospitals have taken necessary measures to ensure the safety of those seeking normal treatment are safe from Covid-19.

“We take note that patients are scared of coming to health facilities because they believe they will get infected with COVID-19. We have taken measures to ensure COVID facilities are separated from other facilities. So don’t be afraid, when sick go to the hospital”, Kagwe stated.

Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i urged bar owners to adhere to the set guidelines to avoid losing their operating licenses.

“Since last week we have closed some bars and we will revoke some licenses for good. Stop exposing yourself and community just to make a few shillings”, Matiang’i stated.

He stated that the government in collaboration with the County governments will work towards cushioning the most vulnerable from Covid-19 challenges.