The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Kenya on Wednesday rose to 225, with 9 more people testing positive for covid19.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said all the new cases were Kenyans aged between Nine- and 69-years-old.
The cases were confirmed after tests on 803 samples in the last 24 hours. The nine cases were not in the quarantine facilities
The ministry also announced that 12 more patients have been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 53.
One patient succumbed to the disease, raising the death toll to ten.
“In the last 24 hours, 803 samples have been tested. A total of 9 persons have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing to 225 the number of confirmed cases in the country,” said Mr Kagwe.
Five cases were reported in Nairobi, 4 in Mombasa, all Kenyans without history of travel.
As the country continues to enforce restrictions on movement in a bid to halt the spread of the virus, The CS also invited all Kenyans to recognize the heroes and Heroines at the fore front in fight against Covid19. He also reiterated the warning that the disease is spreading fast into the counties and the need to up the preparedness game. The CS stated that the game changer will be mass testing, isolation and treatment.
The ministry has received a consignments of PPEs, Covid19 Kits, and other related Covid19 resources from Jack Ma.
The Covid-19 disease, which was first reported in Wuhan, China in early December 2019, has killed at least 127, 000 people worldwide with at least 2,000,000 infections. Some 492,000 people have recovered globally.