The Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe was on Monday forced to abandon a chopper which he was using while on an official function in Kericho County.

Kagwe who had boarded the chopper at the Kericho Golf club was forced to alight after several attempts by the pilot to ignite it in vain.

The Cabinet Secretary was forced to use his official car to Nairobi.

This comes moments after he delivered his daily coronavirus Update speech from Kericho County where he was accompanied with other dignitaries from the Ministry of Health.

In his address today the Cabinet Secretary for Health confirmed that 492 people tested positive for the new coronavirus between Sunday and Monday,  this was made public by him through a televised statement on Monday.

The new cases which include 488 Kenyans and 14 foreigners make  the total caseload in the country to go higher and hit 26,928. This cases were tested from 4063 samples.

The cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi (357), Garissa, (52), Kiambu (37), Kajiado (14), Busia (5), and Baringo (5).

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe who toured  Kericho county  today to see its level of preparedness also announced 534 recoveries which now makes the total number of recoveries  in the country reach 13,485.

478 of the new recoveries were from people who are recovering under the Home-based care, while 56 were receiving treatment from various hospitals across the country.

Kenya has also recorded three fatalities, pushing the total number of fatalities in the country so far to 423.

Kagwe had toured Kericho sub county to assess the level of COVID-19 preparedness, this is after he had earlier last week visited Kisii, Kakamega and Kisumu counties to establish their level of preparedness too in combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

He begun by touring Kericho Sub-County hospital ICU and isolation units before touring the Waltereed Laboratory where COVID-19 samples were being tested.

Kagwe who was accompanied by Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony and several Mnistry of Health Officials later briefed the nation on the state of coronavirus in the country.

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