Kenya’s coronavirus tally rises to 781 after 23 new cases confirmed, 3 dead

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BY ANN MUNENE,NAIROBI,15TH MAY 2020– Kenya’s coronavirus cases has  hit 781 after 23 more patients tested positive.According to Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Dr. Rashid Aman who announced the news on Friday, the 23 cases – 5 females and 18 males aged between 24 and 85 – were confirmed from 2100 samples tested within the last 24 hours.

The cases are spread across five counties in the country namely; Nairobi (11), Mombasa (5), Kajiado (3), Kiambu (2), and Wajir (2).
The 11 cases confirmed in the capital were recorded in Embakasi (6), Kamukunji (2), Lang’ata (2), and Starehe (1); all the cases in Mombasa were from Mvita and those in Kiambu recorded in Thika.
In Kajiado, two truck drivers from Namanga border point and 1 from Bisil in Kajiado Central sub-county contracted the disease.
Kenya also lost 3 more patients, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths to 45.

Dr. Aman,  further commended a majority of Kenyans for abiding by government directives on combating the spread of the coronavirus.

He was addressing a press conference on Friday at Afya house in Nairobi.

 

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