The country today, 15th May, confirmed the addition of 23 new patients to its national coronavirus infections tally.

The 23 new cases have pushed the number of Covid-19 patients to 781.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman disclosed that a total of 2100 samples had been analysed in the last 24 hours.

Dr Aman said that 18 are males while five are females, between the ages of 24 and 85.

Distribution In Counties

The cases were confirmed in the counties of Nairobi (11), Mombasa (5), Kajiado (3), Kiambu (2) and Wajir (2).

The patients in Nairobi were diagnosed in Embakasi (6), Lang’ata (2), Kamukunji (2) and one in Starehe area.

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In Mombasa, all the new cases were recorded in Mvita Sub-County.

In Kajiado, the two are truck drivers tested at the Namanga border while the other third case was record in Kajiado Central.

Thika Sub-County had the two cases confirmed in Kiambu County.

The positive Covid-19 patients in Wajir were tested in Wajir East.

Covid-19 Deaths

The number of deaths as a result of Covid-19 has soared to 45 after three more patients succumbed to the disease.

“Of course, each loss of life is a tragedy. We pray that the Almighty God to comfort the ones that have departed and rest their souls in peace,” the Health CAS said.

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The country did not record any recoveries in the last 24 hours. So far, 284 patients have recovered from the respiratory illness.

Way Forward

The government will on Saturday, 16th May, give new directions regarding some of the measures imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19.

For instance, the nationwide curfew comes to an end tomorrow.

Dr Aman noted that the national Covid-19 committee was still deliberating on the issue and would give the way forward tomorrow.

He commended majority of Kenyans for adhering to the safety guidelines advised to fight the dreaded disease.

At the same time, he cautioned the few who were still defying the safety measures.

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