Kenya’s confirmed Covid-19 cases have risen to 737 after 22 more people tested positive for the virus out of the samples tested in the past 24 hours.
Health CAS Rashid Aman announced this during the daily Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, May 13, at Afya House adding that the new cases were 21 Kenyans and one Uganda national.
The new patients are aged between 20 and 81 years-old and include 17 male and 5 female.
Dr. Aman announced that a total of 1516 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours. So far the government has tested a total of 35,432 persons.
The CAS also announced that twenty(20) counties have so far recorded Covid-19 cases, Bomet being the latest.
The cases are spread across the country as follows; Nairobi ten (10), eight(8) from Mombasa, three(3) from Kajiado and one(1) from Bomet.
In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows: Embakasi (4),Kamukunji (3), Kibra (2) and KNH (1).
In Mombasa, the cases are distributed as follows: Mvita (1) and Nyali (1).
In Kajiado, the three cases were recorded in Namanga.
Recoveries and Deaths
The CAS announced that 22 more people had been discharged after recovering, bringing the total recoveries to 281.
Four more people succumbed to the virus, taking the total fatalities to 40. Three from Nairobi and one from Mombasa.