Kenya’s Covid-19 cases rise to 758 after 21 test positive

The Ministry of Health has on Thursday confirmed an additional 21 positive Covid-19 cases of bringing the total to 758 in the country.

All confirmed cases are Kenyans; 14 male and seven female.

Four out of the 21 positive cases are truck drivers who were tested at the Namanga border.

Eight truck drivers from Tanzania who tested positive and were referred back.

Seven were from Namanga and one from Isibania.

The cases are distributed as follows, twelve (12) Mombasa, four (4) from Kajiado, four (4) from Nairobi and one (1) from Uasin Gishu.

The cases are spread out as follows; in Mombasa, Likoni has five (5), Mvita four (4), Jomvu two (2) and Nyali one (1) case.

In Kajiado three (3) are from Namanga border case and one (1) from Loitoktok.

In Nairobi, the four cases are spread out in Kibra and Eastleigh with two cases each.

The Uasin Gishu case was reported from Turbo.

At the same time, three patients have recovered increasing total recoveries in the country to 284.

The number of deaths that have occurred from Covid-19 pandemic has risen to 42 after Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health confirmed two more.

CAS Mwangangi urged the residents especially those on border areas to be vigilant of individual’s sneaking into the country.

“Our porous borders have become the latest areas in the transmission of the disease. The borders are now the key areas of focus particularly Namanga,” she said.

The Health CAS appealed to residents living within the border areas to exercise Nyumba Kumi community policing and report suspicious individuals.

  

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