Kenya has for the first time recorded the highest number of recoveries within 24 hours.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Monday evening confirmed 15 more recoveries, bringing the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in the country to 40.
CS Kagwe announced that the 15 had tested negative after two mandatory tests were performed on them.
However, Kagwe confirmed 11 more new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2018.
He said that the government has so far managed to test 8,123 samples, Mobilized 500 ventilators for critical care, and Manufactured and distributed millions of litres of sanitizer.
Kagwe however, noted that the government has scaled up its preparedness in response to contain the disease. He cited that PPEs have been scaled up, where millions of shillings have been spent, upwards of Ksh 140 million.
“We have scaled up our preparedness in response to contain the disease, we have scaled up our PPEs where we have spent millions of shillings, upwards of 140M. We have tested over 8000 samples from quarantined persons and their contacts,” he said.