- The number of COVID-19 infections in Kenya increased to 672 with 23 more people confirmed to be infected with the Corona Virus.
- There was also an additional 32 patients who had been discharged bringing the total number of recoveries to 239
The government has announced that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya has increased to 672 after 23 more people were confirmed positive in the past 24hours.
During the Health Ministry’s daily media briefings, Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said that of the 23 new confirmed infections, 22 were Kenyans while 1 was a Burundi national. These cases were confirmed from 1,056 samples screened in the past 24 hours, bringing the total of screened samples to 32, 097.
The newly confirmed cases ranged between 1 year and 80 years. 13 of the patients are males while the remaining 11 are females.
The CAS also announced that 32 patients have recovered, which is so far highest number of patients discharged in a day since the pandemic was confirmed in the country in early March.
At the same time, Dr Aman announced that two (2) more patients had passed on in Mombasa from the virus bringing the total of fatalities to 32.
Out of the 23 new infections, Mombasa county had the highest number of cases, reporting twelve (12) new cases, Mandera had six (6) cases, Nairobi had four (4), and Kajiado confirmed one (1) new case. Three of these cases were from quarantine facilities while 20 were picked by the health Ministry’s surveillance teams.
Dr Aman reiterated the need for Kenyans to continue following the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health which include washing hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer, wearing face masks and social distancing in order to flatten the curve.
Tourism CS, Najib Balala said that the government wants to gradually open the hospitality sector because it is the worst hit by the pandemic. He urged the tourism industry players to find mechanisms of self-policing because if anything goes wrong they will be blamed for spreading the virus among Kenyans.
CS Balala also warned Muslims against feasting as a group when breaking their fast. “When you break your fast don’t mingle, feasting as a group must stop”.