NAIROBI, Kenya – The Ministry of Health has confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases in the country, raising the national tally to 465.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman on Sunday, May 3, said out of the new 30 cases sampled from 883 tests, 19 infections were from Mombasa, eight from Nairobi, two from Bungoma and one from Kitui County.
“We have tested 883 cases out of these 30 have tested positive, 23 are male and 7 are female,” said Aman.
According to Aman, 15 more patients have been discharged from hospital after having recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 167.
He, however, sadly revealed that two more patients from Mombasa had succumbed to the virus bringing the national death toll to 24.
The CAS urged residents in areas where targeted mass testing is taking place to show up, after reports indicated residents were shunning tests.
He said the ministry had tested only 494 samples in Eastleigh in two days against a set target of 3,000, while for Kawangware only 803 samples were collected against a target of 2,000.
“There are countries where people beg to be tested and yet their governments are unable to do so. I want to appeal to Kenyans in the targeted areas to willingly go and be tested. The tests are free,” he said.
Following the controversy surrounding the quarantine of people found breaking quarantine rules, the CAS said that the Inspector of Police Hillary Mutyambai would designate a containment camp for curfew violators.