Kenya records 374 Covid-19 cases as 11 more test positive

11 more people have tested for Covid-19 disease bringing the total number to 374.

589 samples were tested out of which 7 of the new cases are from Nairobi County, while 4 are from Mombasa County. Out of the seven cases four reside in Kawangware, one each from Eastleigh, Manji Estate and Kaloleni, while all the four Mombasa cases are from Kibokoni (Old town).

Speaking during a press briefing, CAS Ministry of Health Rashid Aman urged residents of these areas to take extra measures to avoid contracting the Covid-19 disease.

Among the new positive cases two of them are children aged three years and the oldest case is 75 years old.

Dr Rashid confirmed that Kenya was using molecular based tests that detect the Ribonucleic acid – RNA of the virus to detect if one is infected by the virus.

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a polymeric molecule essential in various biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation and expression of genes.

So far we have 124 recoveries after 10 people were discharged in the last 24 hours after full recovery.

The CAS Health said the age group of 30-59 continue to carry the burden of Covid-19 disease in the population.

´They account for 224 cases which is 60% of the 374 total number of cases. We encourage these groups to rededicate their energies in observing the containment effort.´ Said CAS Dr Rashid.

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