COVID19 cases in Kenya now stands at 700 as 28 new cases are reported

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH MAY 2020-The number of those infected by COVID19 has risen  to 700  in Kenya after  28 new cases  were recored on Monday.This is according to health CAS Rashid Aman .

Of the new cases, 10 are from Mombasa, nine from Kajiado, seven from Nairobi and two from Wajir.

The nine cases from Kajiado are all Kenyan truck drivers who were returning from Tanzania and tested at the Namanga border.

A total of 841 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

The CAS announced 12 new recoveries bringing the total number of those who have recovered in the country to 251.

However, Aman announced one more death, raising Kenya’s total fatalities from the virus to 23.

Aman warned the number of counties affected has kept increasing.

“It is inevitable that this virus will spread across the entire country. As we move into the third month, let’s be each other brother’s keeper,” he said.

Speaking during the Covid-19 briefing on Monday, the CAS said the government’s priority is to limit community spread.

Aman urged Kenyans to report to nearby hospitals to make sure they are assisted before the symptoms worsen.

“We want to encourage Kenyans not to fear health facilities, they are safe. Seek the care you need,” he said.

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