Kenya’s coronavirus cases hit 374 as 11 more patients test positive

Kenya's coronavirus cases hit 374 as 11 more patients test positive

Eleven more patients have tested positive for Covid-19 in Kenya following the testing of 589 samples, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 374.

Ministry of Heath, Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman in a press briefing on Tuesday said seven of the new cases are from Nairobi and four from Mombasa.

Among the 11 new cases are two children aged three years with the oldest of all the new patients being 70 years old.

In Nairobi, four of the cases were recorded in Kawangware, and one each in Eastleigh, Manji and Kaloleni estates while all the four cases in Mombasa were from Kibokoni (Old Town).

“We therefore want to request residents of these areas to take extra measures to avoid contracting the virus,” said Dr. Aman.

He said the government would enhance contact tracing, surveillance and infection control management in Mombasa following the rising infection trends in the two counties.

“It is important to note the trend of positive cases have been restricted to Nairobi and Mombasa. This indicative of increased local transmission in these two counties. The rest of the counties are advised to continue observing the containment measures,” added Dr. Aman.

The Health CAS further confirmed that 10 more patients had been discharged, raising the total number of recoveries in the country to 124. The number of fatalities remains at 14.

Here is the distribution of the cases per county:

Nairobi – 241

Mombasa – 97

Homa Bay – 1

Kajiado – 3

Kakamega – 1

Kiambu – 5

Kilifi – 9

Kitui – 2

Kwale – 1

Mandera – 8

Nakuru – 2

Siaya – 2

Uasin Gishu – 1

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