Urban poor areas in Nairobi are the focal point of Kenya’s COVID-19 fight

Kenya registered 123 more coronavirus infections on Wednesday to bring the national tally to 1,471.

The country’s health minister, Mutahi Kagwe, in his daily briefings said this is so far the highest daily increase in the country since the virus was confirmed on March 13.

He also announced three more COVID-19 fatalities after three patients died in hospitals.

In his daily coronavirus briefing, Mr. Kagwe announced that urban poor areas in Nairobi have become a focal point of the pandemic.

A total of 33 new cases were recorded in the capital’s slums of Mathare and 14 in Kibera. Mr. Kagwe said public transport is fueling the spread of the virus in the slums.