The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mombasa County surpassed the 100 mark on Wednesday after the Ministry of Health confirmed nine new cases in the Coastal County.
According to the ministry, the nine cases were picked up from Old Town, Santana, Miritini, Bamburi, Mikindani, Kibokoni, Ganjoni, Memon and Tudor raising the county’s total to 106.
Mombasa is the second most affected county in the country, after Nairobi which has 242 cases, accounting for about 28 percent of the total number of cases.
“We are organizing for additional surveillance and management support among other interventions to Mombasa County. We also are urging all the residents to rededicate themselves to this fight,” the ministry said.
“We are seeing a trend where more new positive cases are recorded in Nairobi and Mombasa. This should be a pointer to the immense work that we have to do in these two counties & not a license for the other counties to celebrate and drop their guard.”
Mombasa County has been active in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. A number of measures have been implemented to contain the spread of the virus in the county with many Kenyans lauding Governor Hassan Joho for his proactivity. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has also praised Mombasa County for coming up with innovative ways to supplement the COVID-19 response efforts by the National Government.
In addition to distributing food packages and commissioning a sanitizing spray booth at Likoni and a COVID-19 treatment centre, the governor has also sought partnerships with private citizens, like former gubernatorial candidate Suleiman Shahbal, to great effect.
Recently, the Kitui County government donated 10,000 superior quality face masks and Sh100,000 towards the Mombasa Household Emergency Relief and Nutrition Support Project.
Source(s): Ministry of Health
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