Kenya has confirmed nine more coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 59.
Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi while addressing the press on Tuesday evening made the confirmation.
In the last 24 hours, 234 samples have been analysed, out of which the nine people tested positive.
Dr. Mwangangi said that 1,160 contacts are being monitored.
She noted that the Ministry of Health will continue to work with health workers to protect them and to ensure that they have the right gear to be able to work as Kenya’s front-line army in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
“We thank our health workers for a job well done… We continue to work with our health workers to protect them and to ensure that they have the right gear to be able to work as our front-line army in the fight against this disease,” she said.
The ministry is also exploring the usage of boarding schools countrywide in the event the situation worsens. The National Government has engaged county governments to identify specific boarding schools which will be able to assist in boosting Kenya’s capacity in holding more people, in isolation and quarantine.
As per Monday, the cases stood at 50 after Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirming 8 more cases.
Kagwe noted that the virus is now being spread through community transmission ascertaining that the disease is no longer being imported from outside but is here with us.
Mr Kagwe also revealed that there were 20,000 testing kits in Kenya and that the country is still receiving more.
“We validate them to ascertain their efficacy,” he said.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com