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45 people test positive for Coronavirus, all 29 cases in Nairobi are from Eastleigh

By Vincent Kejitan | May 5th 2020

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday announced 45 new cases of Coronavirus in Kenya.

This is the highest number of cases reported since the first case was reported on March 12.

A total of 1077 samples were tested and out of the 45, 30 are male and 15 are female.

Mombasa recorded 11 new cases while Wajir had five cases.

Kagwe stated that Eastleigh is now a high risk area and the government was exploring ways to contain the spread of the virus in the area.

He also pointed out that Kawangware is another high risk area that now has 24 cases.

This brings the number of positive cases in the country to 535.

On a rather positive note, nine patients have been discharged, bringing the number of recoveries to 182.

The CS warned the public against going back to their social behaviours saying the situation might get worse with time.

He also asked the community not to discriminate against those who have recovered. Citing an incident where a choir member was stigmatised.

Kagwe further stated that before the end of the week the government will announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus.

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