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1 Death, 5 Recoveries as Coronavirus Positive Cases Jump to 649

by Robert Mwangi
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Kenya’s confirmed Coronavirus cases have risen to 649 after 28 more people tested positive for the highly contagious Covid-19 disease.

Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Health Rashid Aman revealed that 1611 samples were taken in the last 24 hours.

Twenty four patients are Kenyans and the other four are Tanzanian national and are aged between 11 years and 81 years.

The cases are distributed across Mombasa (10), Nairobi (9), Migori (4), Kajiado (2), Homabay (1), Kiambu (1) and Machakos (1).

All the four cases in Migori County are from Tanzanians, who recently crossed to Kenya.

The nine new cases in Nairobi are spread out in Embakasi (3), Eastleigh (2) while the areas of Kayole, Kawangware, South C and Huruman recorded a case each.

In Mombasa, Mvita recorded four cases, Nyali also confirmed 4 cases while Likoni diagnosed two patients.

Speaking at Afya during the daily briefings of Covid-19, Dr. Aman also noted that five more people have been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 207.

Sadly, the country has lost another patient to Covid-19 related infections.

“The number of people who have died to Covid-19 has hit 30. We lost one more patient in Mombasa,” Dr. Aman said.

While encouraging more people to show up for Covid-19 tests, the Health CAS said the Ministry of Health has analysed 31,041 samples since the first case was confirmed on 13th March, 2020.

We Are Still In Danger

Dr. Aman further warned Kenyans against resuming normal activities, adding that the disease is deeply rooted in the country.

“Community transmission is the most challenging to contain in the fight against Covid-19,” he said.

The sentiments came after the government observed that most people especially in Nairobi were beginning to go back to normal business. The state has been advising people to work from home unless it inevitable.

In addition, the government has said it will begin talks with the neighbouring countries to minimise the number of infections coming from the East Africa community.

Currently, most of the foreigners testing posting for the respiratory disease are coming from Tanzania.

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