Coronavirus cases in Kenya have increased within the last 24 hours in Kenya from 110 to 122 after 12 more people have tested positive for the virus according to Doctor Mwangangi.
The 12 who have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya are among the 352 tested in the last 24 hours in Kenya and include 11 Kenyans
and one Somali national.
The 12 people that have tested positive for coronavirus today have increased the number of confirmed positive cases to 122 in total. The 12 have since been moved to isolation where they are on the process of starting treatment according to Doctor Mwangangi.
According to Doctor Mwangangi who has delivered today’s briefing instead of the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya has already tested 1433 samples of those in the quarantine.
Kenya has, sadly, added on the death toll after a six-year-old boy has succumbed to coronavirus with Doctor Mwangangi saying the boy also had an immune-suppressing pre-existing condition.
The 12 who have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours are 8 males and 4 females and range between 2 and 68 years of age.
CAS Doctor Mercy Mwangangi has also revealed that the government is on the process of tracing 648 contacts of the 122 confirmed cases.
Doctor Mercy Mwangangi has also called upon those working to minimize on hardcopies and instead make use of softcopies to minimize physical exchange which in turn will minimize the spread of coronavirus.
The health CAS has also called upon those hoarding oxygen cylinders to stop as it is frustrating the fight against coronavirus in Kenya unnecessarily.
The government has embarked on local production of face masks that will be soon be distributed across the counties to ensure boda bodas and passengers in matatus wear them.
Community spread of coronavirus according to Ministry of Health Director Gen. Doctor Amoth is currently the cause of between 27 percent to 36 percent of coronavirus cases in Kenya.