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Kenya records 435 Coronavirus cases, as 24 more test positive

24 people have tested positive for Coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in the country to 435.

1195 samples were tested out of which the new cases emerged, 7 of these cases are from Kawangware, 10 from Eastleigh, 5 from Mombasa, 2 from Kuria West.

Speaking during a press briefing CAS Dr Mwangangi said “2 more patients have made a full recovery bringing the total number of recoveries to 152. We have lost one more patient, a 51-year-old woman from Mombasa bringing the death toll to 22.”

The Mombasa patient who has succumbed to the Covid-19 disease had underlying conditions.

The government Friday started a targeted mass testing campaign at Kawangware and Eastleigh, 7 tested positive bringing the total number of cases in the area to 20 while 10 tested positive in Eastleigh with total rising to 21.

The CAS has called upon Kenyans to follow containment measures so as to overcome the pandemic noting that random checks conducted in Kawangware, revealed people wore masks, but the masks were hanging by their noses and sanitiser bottles were still quite full.

There are 214 patients in hospitals across the country, and one is in critical condition, the rest are in stable condition.

Dr Mwangangi regretted that despite the government’s strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, “Kenyans have abandoned stay at home calls and social distancing measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.”

While noting low turnout at hospitals, Dr Mwangangi urged patients not to shy away from seeking medical attention in health facilities for fear of contracting the virus.

In Other News – Kenya coronavirus cases now 374 as 11 more test positive

Kenya records 11 more cases for Coronavirus bringing the total number to 374.

589 people were tested out of which 7 of the new cases are from Nairobi County, while 4 are from Mombasa County. Out of the seven cases, four reside in Kawangware, one each from Eastleigh, Manji Estate and Kaloleni, while all the four Mombasa cases are from Kibokoni (Old town). continue reading

Source – KBC

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