Kenya coronavirus tally jumps to 781 as 23 new cases are confirmed

Kenya on Friday reported 23 new Covid-19 cases and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 781 and the death toll to 45.

The 23 new cases were confirmed from 2100 samples tested within the last 24 hours

11 of the cases were from Nairobi, Mombasa (5), Kajiado (3) with Kiambu and Wajir with two each.

The new patients are aged between 24 years and 85 years. 18 of these were male and five were female.

The cases per county are as follows; Nairobi; Embakasi 6, Kamukunji 2, Lang’ata 2, and Starehe 1; Mombasa; all the 5 cases were from Mvita; Kiambu; Thika; Wajir; Wajir East and Kajiado; Namanga 1, and Bisil 1, both were truck drivers.

Dr. Aman, speaking while addressing the press at Afya House, further assured Kenyans that the government is doing all that it can to cut down waiting time for truck drivers being tested at the borders.

”We are doing all we can to cut down on waiting time. The molecular-based test can take 5-8 hours to get results. There will still be delays but truckers have to wait for results before proceeding with their journey,” said Dr. Aman.