Kenya records 30 COVID-19 cases, highest figure since outbreak
Kenya has recorded 30 more cases of the novel coronavirus, registering the highest figure the country has ever recorded since the outbreak, bringing the total to 465.
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman said the new cases are from 883 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours against the targeted 2000 tests.
“19 are from Mombasa, 8 from Nairobi, 2 from Bungoma and 1 from Kitui,” he said.
Nairobi Metropolitan Area is proving to be a danger zone of the virus even as other Counties went on record to report their first cases of the virus raising the total number of Counties to report COVID-19 cases to 16.
In Nairobi they are from Kawangware (2), Eastleigh (5), Kibera (1). In Mombasa the cases are from Mvita (15), Kisauni (3) and Likoni (1).
Dr. Aman noted that the two patients from Bungoma are both truck drivers.
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati said one of them has been admitted to Kenya Medical Training College while the other patient is at Webuye isolation center.
Out of the 30 cases announced on Sunday, 23 are male and seven are female with their ages ranging from 4 to 64 years.
However, the Ministry also announced 15 more recoveries and two deaths raising the death toll to 24. Both are from Momabsa County.
“We are appealing to Kenyans in targeted areas such as Kawangware to come forward to be tested, if we want to flatten the curve,” the CAS said.
He further cautioned hotels, mosques and matatu operators saying those flouting the new regulations will face the full force of law.