COVID-19 cases rise to 19,125 as 544 more test positive

The Ministry of Health has announced that 544 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the total national tally to 19,125.

Speaking on Wednesday, CS Mutahi Kagwe said the new cases are from 5,259 samples.

He said young men should be particularly careful not to contract the disease saying it may have other side effects in the future adding that sale of alcohol at eateries was banned because it deters the social distancing measures aimed at combating the spread of the virus.

He also urged Kenyans to take responsibility for their own health by not congregating together and adhere to other control measures.

The minister announced that 12 more deaths were reported, raising the COVID-19 death toll to 311.

Also, the minister said 113 people have since recovered from the virus with the total number of recoveries now at 8,021.