Kenya coronavirus cases rise as 16 people have tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 336.
Nairobi, Mombasa remain hotspots for the coronavirus, Nairobi cases are spread between Dandora (5), City park (2), Eastleigh (1), Parklands (2) and Pipeline (1).
Mombasa’s five cases are in Kiembeni (1), Centi Kumi (1), Stadium (1), Msikiti Nuru (1), and Mulaloni (1).
Out of the 946 samples tested across 12 counties in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman said Friday during the daily briefing on Covid-19 situation in the country that the latest cases are from Nairobi and Mombasa counties.
Five people have been discharged bringing the number of those who have recovered from the disease to 94. The number of fatalities still remains at 14.
The government has scaled up testing with the latest tested samples being the highest.
“We are continuing to scale up our testing, with the full awareness that it is only through testing that we can know the scope of our problem. In the last 24 hours, we have tested 946 samples across twelve (12) counties. This brings to 16,738 the total number of tests conducted so far” said the CAS.
He cautioned Kenyans against complacency in the fight against Coronavirus. While acknowledging that the measures the ministry has put together to curb the spread of the virus have yielded positive results, Dr Aman, warned that complacency was slowly creeping back.
He noted that the ministry was concerned with mass gatherings in the form of political meetings in parts of the country.
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Kenya has recorded 17 more people that have tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 320.
Speaking during a press briefing CAS Mercy Mwangangi noted that 12 of the new cases are from Mombasa and five from Nairobi. read more
Source – KBC