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Mombasa on the spot for rapid coronavirus infections

Mombasa County has been put on the spotlight due to the rapid increase of Covid-19 infections that are being recorded in the coastal city.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said that Mombasa has been identified as a hotspot where local transmission of the disease is happening.

On Wednesday out of the total 10 new confirmed coronavirus cases nine were from Mombasa.

The confirmed cases have been reported in Old town, Santana, Miritini, Bamburi, Mikindani, Kibokoni, Ganjoni, Memon and Tudor.

However, Nairobi still leads in the number of infections of coronavirus.

“Regarding our Covid-19 situation we continue to see a trend where we have new positive cases recorded primarily in Nairobi and Mombasa. While this may be indicative of the disease being domiciled in these two counties, it is also a pointer to the immense work that is required in Nairobi and Mombasa,” Dr Mwangangi said.

“All the nine cases in Mombasa were picked from the community by the ministries disease surveillance team. As government we have continued to partner with Mombasa County on containment measures and we are organising for additional enhanced surveillance and management support for Mombasa County,” she added.

At the same time, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has reiterated that the government will work closely with the county to ensure that the disease is curtailed.