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NAIROBI – Eleven more people in Kenya have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 208.
Speaking during the daily update on Monday at Afya House, Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) Mutahi Kagwe said out of the 11, four were from mandatory quarantine centres while seven were picked by the ministry’s surveillance team.
“In the last 24 hours, we have tested 674 samples and out of the number, 11 have tested positive for Covid-19,” he said.
Of the new cases, four are from Mandera, three from Mombasa while Nairobi has two with Nakuru and Machakos registering one case each.
CS Kagwe revealed that 15 more people in isolation had tested negative for the virus raising the number of patients who had recovered from the respiratory disease to 40.
Africa Tembelea understands that atleast KSh 140 million has been spent in procuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
According to CS Kagwe, the Kenyan government has set up at least 1,000 beds in counties to be used by COVID-19 patients.
He also acknowledges the hotels that have expressed their willingness to support CoVid-19 interventions by providing food support to 2,000 healthcare workers through the Ministry of Tourism.
According to CS Kagwe, the Kenyan Government has procured 500 more ventilators to help sustain the lives of patients with breathing difficulties in case of a full-blown COVID-19 crisis.