Kenya’s Covid-19 cases rise to 303 after 7 confirmed positive

The number of confirmed Covid-19 positive cases has risen to 303 after the Ministry of Health confirmed seven more new cases.

This is after the Government took 707 samples for testing in the last 24 hours.

All the seven are Kenyans, six from Mombasa and one from Nairobi.

Among the seven, six individuals are from targeted mass testing and one was picked by the Ministry of Health surveillance teams.

In terms of gender, five of the confirmed cases are male and two female who are aged between 21 to 61 years.

None of the confirmed cases on Wednesday had a history of travel.

At the same time, the number of recoveries has jumped to 83 after nine patients recovered and were discharged.

After a video was shared on social media Tuesday of people escaping from KMTC quarantine centre CS Kagwe urged the individuals who escaped to surrender themselves instead of putting people in danger.

“People need to police themselves, I urge those who escaped from KMTC to surrender themselves,” he said.

“It is not just in KMTC where people are escaping from quarantine. Individuals know very well that they are in quarantine. Call the police if you have information on someone who was in quarantine and escaped,” said Kagwe.

CS Kagwe further cautioned Kenyans entertaining themselves in places where they shouldn’t.

He said that Kenyans should exercise a lot of self-discipline adding that it is the only way the war on the deadly disease would be won.

On mass testing, CS Kagwe confirmed that the ministry has 25,000 testing kits which have been deployed for the activity.

CS Kagwe said that his Ministry has planned to carry out 250,000 tests by end of June targeting high-risk areas which include the health care workers.

For the community-based surveillance, the Govt has located over 100,000 households and mapped out 20 hospitals in 16 regions to carry out the mass testing programme.

  

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