LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho takes the Covid-19 jab on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Image JOHN CHESOLI


Twenty-three people suffering from Covid-19 are hospitalised in Mombasa in critical condition, according to a report from the Health department

“Of the 23 people in intensive care units, eight are at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital,” says the report, which was issued on Monday.

It says that in April alone, Mombasa has recorded 975 cases of Covid-19 out of 10,727 samples tested.

Since the first case of was reported in the county on March 27 last year, 10,691 cases have been reported – 7,267 males and 3,425 females, it adds.

Of the number, 252 were healthcare workers. The county has lost three nurses

The number of people who have been discharged from health facilities after recovering are 2,301.  

Cumulatively, Mombasa has recorded 306 Covid-19-related deaths.

Last week, the Ministry of Health listed Mombasa as one of the regions with increasing cases.

Governor Hassan Joho has urged residents to observe the ministry's guidelines in combating the contagion. - Aura Ruth, The Star

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