In the last 24 hours, 23 Kenyans and 2 Somalis have tested positive for the new coronavirus, pushing up the tally of confirmed cases to 912.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House, Dr. Rashid Aman who is Ministry of Health CAS stated that 1,139 samples had been tested during the period bringing the total samples tested in the country to 44,851.
Of the new confirmed cases 23 are Kenyans while 2 are from Somalia (23 male, 2 female).They are aged between 22 and 50 years.
The distribution of the cases by counties is as follows: Kajiado (6), Mombasa (5), Nairobi (3), Kiambu (3), Kwale (3), Taita Taveta (2), Garissa (2) and Meru (1).
“Meru, Taita Taveta and Garissa are new counties to be infected with the disease, bringing to 23 the number of counties that are now affected by the disease,” stated Dr. Aman.
Dr. Aman also noted that 53 truck drivers tested positive for Covid-19 at the various points of entry on Kenya-Tanzania border. They included 51 Tanzanians and two Burundi nationals and were all referred back to Tanzania.
Recoveries and Deaths
Dr. Aman further announced that 22 more people had been discharged after recovering, bringing the total recoveries to 336.
The CAS also noted that no person has succumbed to the virus and this means that the number of fatalities in the country remains at 50.
He further urged people to stay the course in abiding by government regulations and measures in order to help in combating the virus. He also encouraged people to continue visiting their facility of choice for other treatment.
“We understand that some people find the measures we have put in place uncomfortable. The measures have not been put to punish anyone. I appeal to Kenyans to continue observing them and to support and cooperate with government,” said Dr. Aman