Coronavirus: Kenya records 21 new cases as Namanga border becomes a hotspot

Kenya has recorded 21 new coronavirus cases as the Namanga border continues to be the most affected in the past few days – By Prudence Wanza.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the government is putting in place the necessary measures to tackle the spread of the disease at border points.
“Our borders are now the key areas of focus particularly the Namanga border,” she said

It was reported that 8 truck drivers from Tanzania tested positive for Coronavirus at the border and were returned to their country for treatment.

Dr. Mwangangi stated that 1,486 samples were tested out which the new 21 cases emerged and were spread across Mombasa(12), Kajiado(4), Nairobi(4), and UasinGishu(1).

This brought the total number of cases in Kenya to 758.

In Mombasa were spread across Likoni with 5 cases, Mivita, Jomvu 2, and Nyali 1 while in Nairobi Eastleigh had 2 cases and Kibra 2. In Kajiado 3 cases were from truck drivers at the Namanga border and the other 1 case from Loitoktok while the case in UasinGishu was in Turbo.

Additionally, 3 more patients have recovered from Covid-19 raising the total number of recoveries to 284.

2 more people succumbed to the disease bringing the total number of deaths to 42.
In total Kenya has so far tested 36,918 samples out of the Ministry’s 250,000 mark.

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