Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 2,474 after 134 more people tested positive, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mutahi Dr. Mercy Mwangangi has announced today.
“A total of 134 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 2,474,” said Dr. Mwangangi.
Out of the 134, 131 are Kenyans while the three others are foreign nationals.
The CAS indicated that 3,177 samples had been tested during the same period, bringing the total samples tested in the country to 90,875.
Deaths and Recoveries
The CAS announced that 51 more people had been discharged after recovering, bringing the total recoveries to 643.
Unfortunately, the CAS noted that one (1) more patients succumbed to the virus, taking the total fatalities to 79.
“Another 51 patients have been release from treatment bring total recoveries to 643. Another person has died pushing death toll to 79,” added the CAS.
She further said that collective efforts will help in containing the virus. She also urged counties to utilize the 5 billion already disbursed to upgrade health facilities.
“Collective effort requires that all members of society partner with us in containing the coronavirus pandemic.
“County preparedness in the key priority moving forward. We appeal to counties to move with speed to utilize the 5B already disbursed to them to upgrade their health facilities,” noted the CAS.
The government reiterates that it is important for counties to be prepared due to the already established community transmission.