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

COVID-19 Update: Kenya records 133 new covid-19 cases

The country has recorded 133 new Covid-19 cases raising the total number to 3860 up from 3727 reported Monday, June 15.

According to the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, a total of 40 patients have been discharged after recovering from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 1326. One more person succumbed to the virus raising the fatalities from the disease to 105

Nairobi leads in the number of cases reported with 86 out of the 133, with Westlands Constituency reporting the highest number in Nairobi with 13 of the 86 cases.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe however expressed concerns over rising number of infections among men, with the number of infected men reported Tuesday accounting for over 65% of the total number of infections for the day.

“This trend has continued throughout the reports that we have made and we need to understand why so many men are getting this virus”, CS Kagwe remarked.

If we were able to drop the number of men to the level of the number of women, you can see that you drop the numbers substantially. I think a bit of it has to do with behavior  that women essentially, are exhibiting a more careful and more consistent approach to this disease than men”, CS Kagwe added.

It was also a relief to the hospitality industry after CS Kagwe announced an extension in operating hours for hotels and restaurants. The hotels will now close down at 7.30pm from 5pm earlier, but are required to follow strict operation health guidelines provided for by the Ministry of Health.