Kenya has recorded 278 new COVID-19 cases after a total of 3,053 samples were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 8,528.
Speaking in Makueni County on, Wednesday July 8, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe also stated that two more people succumbed to the disease bringing the total to 169.
A total of 89 patients were also discharged from the hospital bringing total number of recoveries to 2,593.
While touring the county to access the level of COVID-19 preparedness, the health CS said that most counties were ready to fight the pandemic.
“I am impressed by the level of preparedness by most areas visited. Makueni County, in particular, has been extremely organized, and has demonstrated a high standard of readiness,” said Kagwe.
He also stated that the virus has reached community level with only five counties not having reported a single COVID-19 case.
The health CS said they hired 252 healthcare personnel for Makueni and the process to hire an addition of 110 is ongoing.
“There can never be a higher calling by an individual than what you are currently doing. As a nation we are indebted to you. We have hired 252 healthcare personnel of all cadres to boost human resource capacity, and the process of hiring another 110 is ongoing,” stated Kagwe.