Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 758 after 21 more people tested positive, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Mercy Mwangangi has said today.
Speaking during the daily Covid-19 briefing at Afya House, the CAS stated that 1,486 samples had been tested during the period bringing the total samples tested in the country to 36,918.
All the confirmed cases are Kenyans(14 male, 7 female).They are aged between seven years and 79 years.
The cases are spread across the country as follows; Mombasa twelve(12), four(4)from Nairobi, four(4) from Kajiado and one(1) from Uasin Gishu.
In terms of respective estates that the patients hailed from, in Mombasa, the 12 were from Likoni (5), Mvita (4), Jomvu (2) and Nyali (1).
In Nairobi, Kibra and Eastleigh produced the four cases with each area recording two cases.
Recoveries and Deaths
The CAS announced that 3 more people had been discharged after recovering, bringing the total recoveries to 284.
Unfortunately, Dr. Mwangangi noted that two more patients succumbed to the virus, taking the total fatalities to 42. All the deceased are from Nairobi county.
The CAS said that the porous borders have become weak links as far as combating covid-19 pandemic is concerned.
“Our porous borders are the ones that have become the latest high risk areas in the transmission of the disease and they are now our key area of focus” noted Dr. Mwangangi
“Additionally, 8 truck drivers who got tested at both Namanga and Isebania borders tested positive for COVID-19 and we’re referred back to Tanzania,” she added.