Earlier on, it was reported that Health CS Kagwe planned on addressing the nation from Machakos County on Friday, May 22.
He said that he was planning to do so as the start of many decentralized briefings to come and that other counties would get the honour of hosting the daily updates.
While giving the daily coronavirus update for the day in Machakos, Mutahi Kagwe has announced that in the past 24 hours, they had confirmed 52 more cases of coronavirus bringing the total number of cases to 1,161.
“We have in the last 24 hours tested 2,567 samples, out of which some 52 people have tested positive for Covid-19. This now brings the total 1,161 persons who have tested positive,” he announced.
He stated that 55,074 samples have been tested so far.
23 of the new cases are from Nairobi and among them, 8 are from Kibra.
Mutahi Kgwe said that another 5 patients have been discharged after recovering from coronavirus bringing the total number of recoveries to 380.
BREAKING: 52 Covid-19 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours from 2,567 samples tested, Health CS Kagwe says total now at 1,161. pic.twitter.com/EvsAYn601G
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Mutahi Kagwe finished by commending Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua for all the great work he has been doing especially with the hospitals and also the newly launched Whitehouse.