Hon Mutahi Kagwe [Photo: Capital News]
Oct 19th, 2020 – Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has once again warned of a return to more strict measures, to contain the rising numbers of the coronavirus infections in the country.
Mr. Kagwe has blamed the lifting of measures which include the reopening of bars which has led to the rise.
“We have seen Kenyans all over walking without masks, and politicians holding huge rallies,” said the CS, “this is dangerous and can get us into more trouble.”
The rise of the infections has risen from the initial four percent a month ago to twelve percent even as the country registered a record 685 new cases on Sunday.
Kagwe said there is a worrying concern of increasing ICU cases with 28 patients currently being admitted.
Ten of the patients are on ventilators, 14 on supplementary oxygen and 4 under observation.
“With these trends, it is obvious that we are staring at a second wave of the virus and if we are not cautious enough, it will treat us abnormally,” he said
Kagwe said there are over 1,000 admissions in various health facilities with the majority originating from prisons.