Kenya: Covid-19 cases surge to 465 after 30 more test positive

Health CAS Dr.-Rashid-Aman.
Health CAS Dr.-Rashid-Aman.

The total number of covid-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 465 after 30 more persons test positive to coronavirus in the last 24 hours. This is second day the country is recording high number of confirmed cases.

While addressing the nation in the daily covid-19 breifs, health CAS Dr. Aman said that a total of 883 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours.

Of the 30 new cases, 19 are from Mombasa, eight Nairobi , two Bungoma and one from Kitui counties.

“In the last 24 hrs we have tested 883 cases out these 30 people tested positive for coronavirus.The cases are spread as follows: 19 – Mombasa, 8 – Nairobi, 2 – Bungoma, 1 – Kitui,” said Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman.

Dr. Aman also encouraged willing individuals to come forth to be tested.

“The Ministry of Health has acquired the capacity to undertake targeted testing but the willingness of the people to be tested is low, I want to appeal to Kenyans to willingly come forward to be tested,” he said.

On positive note the Health CAS announced that 15 more persons have so far been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries and discharged to 167 in the country.

Unfortunately, the Ministry of health announced that 2 more persons have died bringing total fatalities to 24.

Education

At the same time, education CS professor Magoha has reiterated that the government has not given a second thought pertaining examination dates of both KCPE and KCSE.

Professor Magoha also insisted that the school closure will be extended to July 4th as the government continues to contain covid-19 coronavirus.

“Up to this point the government has not decided to postpone the national examinations. The children should enjoy their holidays and schools shall remain closed effective 4th of this month up to 4th of next month,” said Prof. George Magoha