NAIROBI – Coronavirus cases in the Kenya have risen to 490, after 25 more cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, out of 1012 samples tested.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said Monday, May 4, that fifteen cases were from Nairobi and ten from Mombasa.
“All the 25 cases are Kenyans and none of them has a history of travel. The ages of the new cases range from six months, the youngest, to 60 the oldest,” said Mwangangi.
“As we have witnessed, the virus is within our community and the rates of transmission are not going down,” she added.
She revealed that six more people had recovered from the virus bringing to 173, the total number of recoveries.
Dr Mwangangi also noted that if Kenya was to flatten the curve, then there was need to heed to containment measures such as washing of hands, social distancing and staying home as much as possible.
She said there was an increase of cases in places such as Eastleigh, Kawangware and Mvita in Mombasa where targeted mass testing was ongoing.
“There is no way we can beat this virus if we do not know where it is and therefore we urge Kenyans to willingly come forward and be tested,” the CAS said.