Kenya has confirmed 80 new cases of Covid-19.
This brings to 1109 total number of confirmed Covid-19 positive cases in the country. The cases were confirmed after a total of 3102 samples were tested.
Out of this new cases, 41 are from Nairobi, with Mombasa producing 20 cases.
A totalof 13 new cases are from Kibera.
Kenya has increased its testing capacity by 40 percent in the past few weeks.
Speaking on Thursday May 21 at Afya House during the daily Covid-19 briefings, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that patients can indeed suffer infections more than once because the virus can reoccur between 30-50 days after the initial recovery, therefore people who have recovered are supposed to know this fact.
The numbers that the country has been reporting keep on increasing because the government has ramped up its testing capacity.
Kagwe on Wednesday May 20, 2020 announced the extension of cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh and Mombasa Old Town.
The cessation will now last until June 6, 2020.
“In order to contain further spread of the virus; there shall be an extension of the cessation of movement in Eastleigh & Old Town until 6th June 2020. Eateries & hawking prohibited until 6th June 2020,” CS Kagwe announced.
Kagwe said the extension was because the areas were still a challenge in regards to cases surging.
“Mombasa continues to be a challenge. 30 of the 66 cases reported today are from Mombasa,” Kagwe said.