COVID-19 CRISIS: Saturday’s 28 new infections push Kenya’s Coronavirus cases to 649

NAIROBI —Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 28 new Coronavirus cases, pushing the country’s tally to 649.

Health Minister Rashid Aman outlined that the new cases had been found after 1,611 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

24 of the new cases are Kenyan nationals while four were confirmed to be foreigners from Tanzania and all were picked by the multi-agency surveillance teams.

“It does concern us that we are beginning to see the numbers within some of these border counties like Migori and Kajiado steadily rising, and this is where the issue of having the trackers tested becomes very important,” he noted.

Dr Aman reported five new recoveries from the COVID-19 disease bringing the new total of recovered patients to 207.

One more patient. however, passed away in Mombasa county bringing the total number of fatalities to 30.

He noted that the Ministry continues to be worried over the apparent return to normalcy in malls, supermarkets and various other parts of the city.

“The positive cases show that the virus is beginning to establish itself firmly within our communities and in order to stop the cycle of transmission, I’m appealing to Kenyans to present themselves for testing and to observe the containment measures as advised by the Ministry.

“It would be a very dangerous thing for us to think we have won the battle, we need to practice social distancing, wash our hands, wear masks and most importantly we need to stay at home if we have no need to be in town,” he cautioned.

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