As the country’s COVID-19 fight enters a new month, Health Ministry Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has denied that the ministry is mismanaging funds, especially on the numerous adverts on coronavirus spread and staying home.

The Cabinet Secretary has hit out at a ‘cohort’ out to disparage his name, adding that he has never done business with the government.

During his address to the nation today on Labour Day celebration, President Uhuru Kenyatta warned against politicizing the fight on coronavirus.

The head of state said all funds used in the war on Covid-19 will be accounted for.This was after an uproar on social media on how the money was used.

The country’s COVID-19 positive cases has passed the 400 mark, this is after an additional 15 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease, bring the country’s total to 411.

The 15 were diagnosed from 1434 samples that the Ministry of Health analysed in the last 24 hours.

Kagwe disclosed that eight of the new cases are females while the other seven are males.

Of the 15, four are from Nairobi, with Mombasa recording 11, with the CS sending an alarm on the rising cases in Mombasa.46{d59e984f9fbc5c09e4ab0305e27bfa5819922b7230cd324f89a660f78358ca33} of the total positive cases are female, while 54{d59e984f9fbc5c09e4ab0305e27bfa5819922b7230cd324f89a660f78358ca33} are male.

The country has also recorded highest Covid-19 death toll in a day after four more people succumbed. The fatalities tally has now gone up to 21 with the mortality rate now standing at 5.1 percent.

The recovery rate in Kenya is over 35 per cent, this is after 6 more patient were discharged bring the total number of recoveries to 150.

The Health CS observed that more women were recovering and only 19 per cent of all Covid-19 deaths are from females.

Interestingly, no person between the age of 15 and 30 years has died even after contracting the Coronavirus disease.

 Kagwe has however said that persons in this age bracket are likely to be carriers than those in any other age group.

Deaths of persons aged between 30 and 59 years, and those of patients aged 60 years and above were equal at ten each, with the remaining fatality recorded in the 0 to 14 years age range.

Out of Kenya’s 21 coronavirus-related deaths, four (19 per cent) were female victims, whereas 17 (81 per cent) were male.

The CS has reiterated, that truck drivers, will be tested at their points of origin to stem the spread of the novel COVID-19.

Further the ministry will set up testing laboratories in Busia, Mandera, Kilifi, Machakos and Kitale.

The Cabinet Secretary has identified the following areas as COVID-19 hotspots in Nairobi: Kawangware 13, 6 in Kilimani, Kileleshwa 5, Hurlingham 3, Lavington 3. In Eastleigh 11, Kibra 4, Pipeline 6.

In Mombasa, Mvita is the key hotspot with 36 cases of coronavirus.

The government has heightened surveillance along the border with Tanzania following rising cases of Covid-19 in the neighboring country.

According to the World Health Organisation, Tanzania, which neighbours Kenya to the south, on Wednesday, reported 180 new cases bringing the total to 480.Tanzania and Somalia top the list of the six East African community nations, with Somalia recording a total of 601 cases.