Kenya has confirmed 22 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising total number to 737 as four more patients succumb to the disease.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman Wednesday said of the confirmed cases 21 were Kenyans and one Ugandan.
Out of the 22, 17 are male and 5 are female with the youngest being 20 yrs old and the oldest 81 yrs.
” We have in the last 24 hours tested 1516 samples, bringing the total of samples tested so far to 35, 432. Out of the samples tested today, 22 people have tested positive for corona virus. Out of the same samples, 25 individuals who are truck drivers from Tanzania also tested positive at the Namanga border and were referred back to Tanzania.” Said Dr Rashid.
Distribution of cases by county is as follows; Nairobi (10), Mombasa (8), Kajiado (3), and Bomet (1). Bomet becomes the latest County to record a COVID-19 case.
The total number of counties in the country that have reported cases has now risen to 20.
In Nairobi, the cases are distributed among the following estates; Embakasi (4), Kamukunji (3), Kibra (2) and KNH (1).
In Mombasa, seven of the cases are from Mvita while one is from Nyali.
In Kajiado, the three cases were recorded in Namanga.
At the same time, the CAS said 22 patients have been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries to 281.
He also announced the death of four. Two in Nairobi, one in Mombasa and one in Bomet.
“This brings to 40 the total number of those who have lost their lives from the Covid-19. Our heartfelt condolences go to the bereaved families and friends.” He added.