Twelve more patients have tested positive for coronavirus in Kenya raising the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 246.
In a press briefing at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, said the 12 were confirmed from 450 samples that had been tested by Friday morning. According to CS Kagwe five of the 12 were hotel workers and the other four are from contact tracing.
“As we stand right now at this hour we have already tested about 450 samples out of which we have already got 12 cases and we have not finished the day,” said CS Kagwe.
“What this tells you is that we really need to start our testing capacity so that the contacts of those people who are positive can also be tested and therefore we can be able to maintain and contain the pandemic,” he added.
Kenya’s first COVID-19 case was confirmed on Friday, March 13.