Kenya has seen a hike in its number of coronavirus cases from 1,282 to 1,348 after 62 more people were confirmed on Tuesday.
The 62 new cases comprise of 59 Kenyans and 3 foreigners with the number of males being 45 while that of women being 17.
In terms of samples, 2,293 were tested in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of samples tested to 64,624 as the age difference being between between 6-years to 64-years of age.
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Nairobi led in the number of cases with 23, Mombasa with 16, Kwale 8, Kiambu and Kajiado with 6 each with Kitui coming last with 3 cases.
Three people were discharged in the last 24 hours after they recovered from the virus bringing the total number of recoveries to 405.
“We are glad to inform you that we have discharged another 3 patients who have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of those who have recovered to 405.”Said CAS Dr. Rashid Aman.
Speaking from Afya House, Dr. Aman urged Kenyans to turn up in high numbers as the cost of treatment and that of quarantine will be carted for by the government.
“We’re appealing to Kenyans in high risk areas to come forward & be tested. The cost of testing, quarantine, isolation & treatment in a Government facility will be met by the Government. Any information to the contrary is false & is aimed at misleading Kenyans.”
The Ministry of Health was pleased by the high number of people who have turned up at various centres to be tested.
They appealed to many others to join the initiative and get tested to cut down the levels of transmission in the country.
“We glad that majority of Kenyans have responded to our call to come forward for testing. This is commendable & we continue to appeal to all Kenyans to come out and get tested.”