Where are we heading to? Stay safe.
Seven more persons have tested positive bringing the total to 303 of the positive cases in the country. All the seven are Kenyans, 6 from Mombasa, and one from Nairobi. None of them has a recent history of travel. Nine patients have recovered and discharged which brings the total number of recovered cases to 83.
A few days ago, World Health Organization WHO warned that despite the seemingly slow pace of infections in Africa, the number of Coronavirus cases could surge from just thousands now to 10 million within three to six months.
While this is a projection, it might just as well be the reality in the coming days. Consider that in the past one week alone we have seen significant changes of infections in our own neighborhood where the COVID-19 cases in Somalia have multiplied in a single week from 26 cases on April 13th to 237 yesterday.
In Tanzania, cases have swollen sevenfold from 32 cases to 254 within the same period.
These developments should concern us as they might transform into a frightening reality for the Horn of Africa in that the virus transmits silently.
A total of 15,124 samples have been tested so far.