KTN TV’s Senior News anchor Lindah Ogutu has announced that she’s tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement posted on her Twitter page, Lindah noted that she is suffering from crazy fever and has lost her sense of taste and smell.

She further noted that her entire body is aching and appealed to all her fans to adhere to the set guidelines that include; sanitizing and wearing a mask.

Just tested positive for COVID 19 and let me tell you Maina, the fever this thing comes with is crazy. Smell, taste onge. Tilapia from Yurop tastes like sponge (abomination). Mwili yote nauma. You people send Kaluma, Rob, soup etc. Naumia. But seriously guys, mask up, sanitize.,” she posted.

Her post comes at a time when the country is recording a new surge in cases of Covid-19 reported across the country.

According to the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours, 1,006 people tested positive for the disease, from a sample size of 5,584 tested.

File image of Health CS Dr Mutahi Kagwe. [Photo: Courtesy]

The positivity rate is now 18.0%. Total confirmed positive cases are now 199,941 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 2,109,581.

In a bid to stop the virus, Ministry of Health Cabinet Secretary Dr Mutahi Kagwe on Wednesday announced that Kenya will be receiving a new set of vaccines effective next week.

“Kenya will receive 1,760,000 doses of Pfizer from the US government, 410,000 doses of AstraZeneca from the UK government, 235,000 doses of Astrazeneca from Greece and 55,000 doses of AstraZeneca from Lativia as part of bilateral donations,” he said.

With the vaccines and current regulations, the government is hopeful that the caseload will reduce overtime.