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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,7TH JUNE,2020-COVID-19 cases are spreading fast in Kenya, nearly three months after the first case was confirmed.
Kenya confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 12, on a student who had traveled in from the US through UK and cases had soared to 2,767 after 167 new cases were reported Sunday.
The country’s Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases were confirmed from 2,833 samples.
On Sunday, Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti, who is chairman of the Health Committee at the Council of Governors, said 36 counties had reported positive cases by Sunday out of 47.
“This virus is spreading very fast in counties now,” he said, “that is why we want the Counties Emergency Response Committee to urgently convene a meeting.”
Of the new cases, reported Sunday, Nairobi was leading with 54 cases, Mombasa 47, Busia 28, Kiambu 14 and Uasin Gishu 11.
“We are going to have direct intervention in Busia from the national government because of the rising numbers,” CS Kagwe said.
All the 28 cases at the Busia border were on truck drivers.
46 patients were also discharged, raising the number of recoveries to 752.
Cases of fatalities also increased to 84, after a patient succumbed.