Kilimani, Westlands Among Covid19 Hotspots In Nairobi

By Carlos Onyango / March 31, 2020 | 3:17 pm



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The ministry of health has named several sub-counties as Covid19 hotspots in Nairobi with Kilimani and Westlands topping the list.

With Nairobi being the hotspot of, Covid-19 in Kenya, at least 15 sub-counties have been affected following the contact tracing conducted by the MoH.

The Health Ministry revealed that most contacts were located in the following sub-counties in Nairobi; Kilimani, Westlands, Kibra, Makadara, and Starehe.

Other sub-counties like Kamkunji, (Embakasi East, West, Central, North, and South), Roysambu, Lang’ata, Kiambaa, Kajiado North, Kasarani had a low number of the contacts.

However, nine places in Nairobi which include, Ruiru, Mavoko, Kiambu, Kabete, Limuru, Kikuyu, Dagoretti, Kajiado East did not have any contact traced from them.

Out of the 50 cases reported countrywide, 37 of them have been reported in Nairobi which made the city to be named as the hotbed of the Coronavirus in Kenya.

According to the Health ministry, the numbers of Covid-19 patients have increased steadily since most Kenyans have been defying the social distancing rules.

Kenyans, especially in Nairobi, have been walking along crowded streets, working in crowded environments and even boarding vehicles beyond the required limits in the absence of the policemen and other relevant authorities.

Other counties seen as the covid-19 hotspots are; Kilifi which has reported 6 cases, Mombasa (4) with Kajiado, Kwale, and Kitui recording one case each.

The Government has advised Kenyans to ensure they take the necessary precautions to ensure they are safe and they keep those around them safe.

All bodaboda riders were also ordered to wear masks and carry one passenger per trip to reduce the risk of exposing others to the Coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the number of infections has reached 801,117 globally with over 37,000 deaths. At least 177,000 people have recovered from the virus.







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