A total of 94 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded in Mombasa County over the past seven months, Mombasa county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo has said.
Kitiyo made the remarks on Monday while undertaking a crackdown on motorists flouting COVID-19 regulations at Bonje Road Block in Mombasa county.
Leading the inspection of the non-compliant motorists and passenger vehicles Kitiyo said the move is aimed at reducing the surge of COVID-19 cases in Mombasa county.
“We want to sensitize Kenyans on the significance of adhering to the set down protocols by the government. We want everyone to ensure that there is social distance, encourage the use of sanitizers among other guidelines,” he noted.
According to Kitiyo, hospitals and isolation centres are overwhelmed with over 3000 people infected with the virus.
“This number is based on estimation as you know that a good number of people have not been tested. This is not something that we must joke around with,” said the Kitiyo.
He further explained that during the exercise a few people were nabbed for flouting the COVID-19 protocols.
Kitiyo lauded long distance truck drivers for their initiative in adhering to the set out health guidelines.
Over the past one month Mombasa County has recorded a surge in the number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.