COVID-19 Crisis: Kenya’s coronavirus cases rise to 435 as 24 test positive

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Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi confirms 24 additional cases
By :
AT Reporter

NAIROBI — Kenya Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi has on Saturday May 2 said that the countries coronavirus infections have risen to 435.

While briefing the nation during the ministry of health’s daily update, CAS Mwangangi confirmed that 24 more people had tested positive for the coronavirus following the analysis of 1,195 samples in the last 24 hours.

“Out of the new infections reported, seven were from Kawangware while 10 others came from Eastleigh both in Nairobi,” Dr Mwangangi said.

“Two cases came from Kuria sub-county in Migori county, out of whom one of the patients had a recent history of travel.” she added.

According to Mwangangi, the numbers in Nairobi were a reflection of mass testing that kicked off in Kawangware and Eastleigh on Friday, May 1.

When asked about the status in Mombasa, the CAS revealed that the number of COVID-19 patients had moved to 129 following confirmation of five new cases. She however, sadly confirmed that one patient, a 51-year-old had succumbed to coronavirus in Mombasa on Friday, May 1.

Africa Tembelea has also learnt that of the 214 patients admitted in various hospitals across Kenya, most are stable with exception of one who is in critical condition.

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