Kenya has reported an additional 23 cases of new COVID-19 infections bringing the total number of people infected by the coronavirus in Kenya to 781.
According to Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman, a total of 2,100 samples were tested in the last 24hours from which the 23 new cases were confirmed.
Nairobi reported 11 new confirmed cases, Mombasa had 5 cases, Kajiado confirmed 3 new cases, Kiambu 2 and Wajir county had 2 cases. Out of the three cases in Kajiado, 2 were truck drivers from the Namanga border post.
While briefing the nation and the press at Afya house on Friday afternoon, Dr Aman said that the patients are aged between 24 years and 85 years, with 5 of them being female and 18 males.
On a sad note, the Health CAS reported the passing on of 3 COVID-19 patients in the last 24hours bringing the total number of deaths from Coronavirus related complications in Kenya to 45.
COVID-19 hot spots in Kenya have been increasing with time. Movement restrictions were first imposed in Nairobi and four coastal counties followed by Wajir to the north of Kenya.
Within Mombasa, the Port and Old town areas were targeted for mass testing which resulted in port workers being reduced and Old town being put under movement restrictions.
Nairobi, on the other hand, had concerns growing in Kawangware and Eastleigh but only Eastleigh had movement restrictions imposed.
With the timelines for the imposed restrictions set to expire soon, the Dr Aman said that the government will issue a comprehensive statement tomorrow concerning the review of the restrictions.