Kenya’s coronavirus tally rises to 781 after 23 new cases confirmed, 3 dead


Kenya's coronavirus tally rises to 781 after 23 new cases confirmed, 3 dead
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman addresses the press on the state of Covid-19 at Afya House on May 15, 2020.

In Summary

  • According to Dr. Aman, the 23 cases - 5 females and 18 males aged between 24 and 85 - were confirmed from 2100 samples tested within the last 24 hours.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman on Friday announced that Kenya’s coronavirus cases had hit 781 after 23 more patients tested positive.

According to Dr. Aman, the 23 cases – 5 females and 18 males aged between 24 and 85 – were confirmed from 2100 samples tested within the last 24 hours.

The cases are spread across five counties in the country namely; Nairobi (11), Mombasa (5), Kajiado (3), Kiambu (2), and Wajir (2).

The 11 cases confirmed in the capital were recorded in Embakasi (6), Kamukunji (2), Lang’ata (2), and Starehe (1); all the cases in Mombasa were from Mvita and those in Kiambu recorded in Thika.

In Kajiado, two truck drivers from Namanga border point and 1 from Bisil in Kajiado Central sub-county contracted the disease.

Kenya also lost 3 more patients, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths to 45.

Dr. Aman, speaking while addressing the press at Afya House, further commended a majority of Kenyans for abiding by government directives on combating the spread of the coronavirus.

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