Kenya: Covid-19 cases rise to 672 ; 23 new cases as 32 are discharged

The ministry of health has announced that 23 more persons have tested positive for corona virus. This brings total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 672.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said that 23 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed after testing 1,056 samples in the last 24 hours.

Of the 23 new cases twenty two(22) are Kenyans and one(1) is a Burundi national.

Dr. Aman said 20 of the new cases were picked by the surveillance team while the other three were picked from the mandatory quarantine facilities

Mombasa county had 12 cases, 6 in Mandera, 4 in Nairobi and Kajiado had 1 case.

Recoveries and fatalities

On a positive note, the health CAS Dr. Aman announced that for the first time since the first covid-19 case was reported, more recoveries were registered.

“Since our last update I’m pleased to inform you that today we have registered the highest number of people who have recovered from the disease; we have discharged 32 people from hospital. This now brings to 239 the total number of recoveries…” – CAS Rashid Aman.

Sadly, Dr. Aman further noted that Covid-19 death-toll has risen to 32 as two more patients succumb to the virus.

Community transmission

Health Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said that community transmissions had also risen and proven the most challenging in the containment of coronavirus in the country.

“Community transmission is the most challenging to contain. All our efforts are aimed at containing that spread. Let us continue to observe the measures in place so that we can flatten our curve,” said Mr. Rashid.