COVID19 cases in Kenya now at 715 as 15 more people test positive

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,12TH MAY,2020-15 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya within the last 24 hours bringing the total of those infected to 715.

Health CAS Rashid Aman said the 15 tested positive out of 978 samples that were tested.

“14 are Kenyans while one is a Rwandese national. The youngest is 1.8 years old while the oldest is 62 years,” Dr. Aman said.

He also revealed that the 10 of the new patients are male while five are female.

In terms of counties: 7 are from Mombasa, 3 from Migori, Wajir (2), Nairobi (1), Machakos (1) and Kiambu (1).

Mombasa reported positive cases from Mvita (5), Jomvu (1) and Kisauni (1) while Migori had one each from Kuria East, Tebesi and Nyamarama.

Wajir has two new patients while Nairobi has one from Githurai 44. The patient in Machakos is from Kathiani.

According to the Health CAS, two other people from Tanzania and Isebania also tested positive and will report back to the relevant authorities for isolation and contact tracing.

Eight people have also been discharged with total recoveries now at 259.

Three others however died: two while at home and one in hospital. Total deaths from coronavirus now stands at 36

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