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CORONA FATALITIES

Uhuru confirms two more Covid-19 deaths, total fatalities rises to six

"The virus is unforgiving, and its rate of growth, if not arrested, is exponential."

In Summary

• Consequently, Uhuru declared the cessation of movement in Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa Counties for 21 days.

• Uhuru at the same time announced 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases bringing the country's total number to 158.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past address to the nation.
President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past address to the nation.
Image: PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an additional two more deaths due to the coronavirus cases in the country.

This now brings to six, the total number of lives lost to the virus since Kenya's first case on March 13.

"The virus is unforgiving, and its rate of growth, if not arrested, is exponential. Yet because it cannot be seen or smelt, it is an enemy that can easily convince you that life can continue as normal," he said.

 
 

Uhuru at the same time announced 16 new confirmed coronavirus cases bringing the country's total number to 158.

 
 
 

Addressing the media from State House on Monday, Uhuru said to date, the government have tested a total of 4,277 people.

"While the majority of people who get it recover, most without showing severe symptoms, if it spreads to large numbers, it can lead to unprecedented pressure on our medical facilities which will lead to unprecedented loss of life," he said.

The Head of State noted that the cases are increasing at an alarming rate triggering tougher mitigations.

"What is clear from their experience is that the pandemic is likely to continue spreading with lethal effect without drastic action," he said.

Consequently, he declared the cessation of movement in Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa Counties for 21 days.

The Nairobi directive starts today (Monday) at 7 pm while that of the other counties will begin from Wednesday.

Uhuru said a majority of people who have contracted the disease are Nairobi residents, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa counties. 

 

The President said 82 per cent of Covid-19 have been in Nairobi and 14 per cent have been in the other Coastal counties.

 
 

The number stood at 142 cases on Sunday hence the government extended the suspension of international flights for another 30 days.