Covid-19 cases in Kenya rise to 621 as 14 more patients test positive


Covid-19 cases in Kenya rise to 621 as 14 more patients test positive
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman in a press briefing on Friday, May 8, 2020. PHOTO| COURTESY

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 621 after 14 more patients tested positive for Covid-19.

Out of the 14 new cases, 10 are from Nairobi, three from Mombasa and one from Machakos County.

In a press briefing on Friday, Health Ministry CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the 14 new cases were confirmed following the testing of 922 samples.

In Nairobi, the cases are distributed as follows: Kasarani (4), Makadara (2) and one each from Umoja, South C, Dagoreti South and a quarantine facility.

The patient from Machakos County is from Athi River, marking the first case to be confirmed in the County.

“This now brings to 19 the number of counties that have registered coronavirus cases,” said Dr. Aman.

All the three cases from Mombasa County are from Likoni.

At the same time, five more patients have since been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 202.

The Health Ministry noted that the country has so far tested a total of 29,430 samples for Covid-19.

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