Covid-19: Kenya cases increase to 8,067 as recoveries reach 2,414

Monday July 06 2020

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe gives a Covid-19 update at Afya House in the capital Nairobi on June 21, 2020. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP


Kenya's Health ministry on Monday announced 181 more cases of the coronavirus as well as 127 more recoveries and four more deaths.

These figures, in a statement from Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, raised the total number of Covid-19 cases in Kenya to 8,067, the total number of recoveries to 2,414 and the total number of deaths to 164.

The ministry said it had tested 2,131 samples in 24 hours, bringing the total of samples tested in the country to 191,394.

CS Kagwe said two of the new patients were foreigners and 179 Kenyans, with the youngest aged four months and the oldest 79 years.

Men numbered 123 and women 58.



Earlier on Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta made several key announcements related to Kenya's management of local infections.

The President said the cessation of movement order that barred entry into and out of Nairobi, Mombasa and Mandera counties will end Tuesday at 4am. He, however, extended the nationwide curfew, that runs from 9pm to 5am, by a further 30 days.

Mr Kenyatta further said that all places of worship will also commence phased reopening in strict conformity with all applicable guidelines. However, he noted that nobody under 13 or over 58 years should be allowed to attended the services.

In what will be a relief to aviation industry players and workers, local air travel shall resume July 15 under guidelines from the ministries of Health and Transport. International travel on the other hand will resume August 1.