COVID-19 cases in Kenya rise to 912 as 25 more test positive

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya are now close to the 1000 mark after 25 more cases were confirmed, bringing the total number to 912.

Speaking on Monday during the health Ministry’s daily briefings, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said the cases were detected from 1,139 samples analyzed in 24 hours.

Twenty-there of the newly detected cases were registered among males while two were female.

“Of the 25 cases, (23) are Kenyans and (2) are Somali nationals,” he said.

The cases are distributed across the counties of Kajiado (6), Mombasa (5), Nairobi (3), Kwale (3), Taita Taveta, and Garissa (2) cases each and Meru (1) case.

Meru, Garissa and Taita Taveta are now the latest counties to record coronavirus cases raising to twenty-five the number of devolved units that have been affected by the disease.

The three counties account for five of the twenty-five positive cases diagnosed within 24 hours after 1,139 samples were analyzed.

Two cases reported in Garrissa county were traced to Dadaab refugee camp while two cases in Taita Taveta were picked up among truck drivers who were tested at Voi.

“In Garissa, the two cases are both from Badaab refugee camp, one at Iffo and one at Dagahaley, In Meru one case, is from Buuri,” Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said.