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19 Covid-19 Deaths Recorded as Nairobians Travel En masse

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Kenya has recorded 369 new Covid-19 cases, from a sample size of 4,469 tested in the last 24 hours and a positive rate of 8.3 percent.

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Of those cases, 329 are Kenyans while 40 are foreigners. 211 are men and 158 are women. The youngest is a nine-month-old baby while the oldest is 90 years old.

In a statement on Sunday, May 2, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said the total number of confirmed cases was 160,422 and that the number of cases increased so far was 1,679,779.

72 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, 39 from home care, and 33 from a variety of health facilities.

Motorists after heavy rains cut off the Narok-Mai Mahiu road on April 23, 2019.

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The total rehabilitation is currently 108,861 of which 79,273 are from home care and isolation, while 29,555 are from health facilities.

Unfortunately, 19 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, 16 have occurred on different dates within the past one month and 3 are reports of late deaths from the facility record audit.

This now pushes additional deaths to 2,763.

This comes as Kenyans leaving Nairobi in a 24-hour crowd after President Uhuru Kenyatta withdrew movement from the city and four other counties.

Restrictions were imposed on March 26, 2021. Residents in five counties could not travel outside the restricted area.

There was a lot of noise on the main roads coming out of the city including the Esparpment of Mai Mahiu as well as Mombasa Road.

As a result of the increase, three operators threatened to raise fares for public service vehicles (PSVs) entering and leaving five counties that had previously been marked as red Covid-19 areas.

Operators complained about some safety measures such as 60 percent of the carrying capacity.

In a statement, Kagwe also announced that a total of 886,288 people have so far been vaccinated against the disease nationwide.

Of these, 516,140 are 58 years of age and older among others, 158,103 Health Workers, 137,581 Teachers while 74,464 Security Officers.

President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on March 26, 2021 at the State House, Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on March 26, 2021 at the State House, Nairobi.

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