Health Ministry says the ongoing mass testing in the country is going on as planned, even as Kenya continues to record new coronavirus infections – By Gerald Gekara

In the last 24 hours, Kenya’s Ministry of Health has reported an additional 22 cases of coronavirus raising the total to 1,214. This is from 1,108 samples tested.

Out of the new cases, 10 were recorded in Nairobi, 9 in Mombasa, and 1 each from Kwale, Taita Taveta, and Nakuru counties.

2 cases were recorded in Mathare and Kibera estates, while Embakasi West, Makadara, Langata, Eastleigh, Ruaraka and Westlands each registering 1 case.

In Mombasa, 5 of the new cases were reported in Mvita, while Changamwe, Jomvu, Likoni, and Nyali each reporting 1 case.

17 of the new cases were males and 5 females while age group distribution was between 24 and 73yrs.

3 more patients have been discharged, raising Kenya’s toll to 383 people, while one person succumbed to covid-19, raising Kenya’s death toll to 51.

Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman has reiterated that Kenyans should continue to exercise caution even as the country contemplates on easing coronavirus restrictions.

“Our fight against is not yet over. We are aware of what these measures have caused in terms of inconvenience including religious activities. The partial lockdown measures will not go on longer than necessary. They will be reviewed but Kenyans must comply with containment measures,” the Health CAS said.

He also added that Kenyans should attend the mass testing exercise, promising that those found with the virus will be taken care of by the government.