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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe during a past briefing. Photo: Ministry of Health

COVID-19 UPDATE: Corona will be with us for longer;CS Mutahi Kagwe says as kenya records 260 new cases.


Kenya has marked day 100 after reporting the first corona virus case with the highest number of cases in a single day as reported by the Ministry of Health.

A total of 260 new confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported on Sunday June 21, from a sample of 3,651 tested in the country over a period of the last 24 hours.

This raises the total number of confirmed cases to 4,738 in the country.

Nairobi County continues to lead with 157 cases of the 260 being reported within the County.

During the daily Ministry of Health Covid-19 status briefing, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has urged Kenyans to continue observing the containment measures to help stem the spread of the disease, as it is now clear that the disease will be here for a longer period.

“It is evident that Covid-19 will be with us longer & it will stretch our healthcare system, it is now our personal responsibility to ensure we observe the containment measures to fight the disease”, CS Mutahi stated.

He also admitted the disease has impacted the economy negatively, but was confident that the government is putting in enough efforts to help mitigate the pandemic.

“Our systems are now much better, but we are still learning. CoVid-19 has badly impacted our economy including loss of jobs. But the government has made much effort to contain it. By next week each county will have at least 300 isolation bed capacity”, CS Mutahi said.

CS Mutahi was flanked by his ICT Ministry counterpart CS Joe Mecheru and Health Ministry officials.

CS Mucheru said the government is keen on training over 5000 youths on the use of technology to eke a living during this period, while at the same time ensuring the safety of the cyber space for the young generations.

“We are focusing on training those using technology. Our target is to train over 5000 young people on how they can go online, get jobs & earn a living. We are working on ensuring cyber space is safe for everyone”, Cs Mucheru stated