The Ministry of health has announced 22 more confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kenya raising the total number of confirmed positive cases to 737.
Twenty one of the confirmed cases in Kenya are Kenyan nationals and one is a Ugandan. They are aged between 20 years for the youngest confirmed case and an 81 year old being the oldest. 17 are male while five (5) are female.
Of the 22 confirmed cases, 10 cases are from Nairobi, 8 confirmed cases from Mombasa, 3 cases from Kajiado county and 1 new case from Bomet. The new case in Bomet brings the number of counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases to 20.
According to Dr. Aman, The 22 cases were discovered from a total of 1,516 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The health ministry has now tested a total of 35,432 samples for coronavirus in Kenya.
Sadly, the CAS also announced that four (4) COVID-19 patients passed on in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Kenya to 40. Three died in Nairobi while one died in Mombasa.
He reported 22 new recoveries, bringing the total number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 to 281.
Dr. Aman also revealed that 25 truckers had tested positive on the Tanzanian side of the Namanga border who were tested by Kenyan health workers. The truck drivers were turned back at the border. Of these 25 cases, 23 are Tanzanian nationals, one is a Ugandan and one Rwandese.