Fear grapples Kenyans as COVID-19 infections surge by 57 new cases on Sunday

Kenya’s Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 57 individuals had tested positive for COVID-19 over the preceding 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 887.

In a statement to media houses, the ministry inducted that 2,198 samples had been tested during the period.

Of the 57, 34 were male while 23 were female.

“The youngest of the cases is a 2-year-old while the oldest is 61 years. Cumulatively, we have so far tested 43,712 samples,” the statement reads in part.

“We are happy to note that 12 patients have been discharged from hospital, bringing the total number of people who have so far recovered from Coronavirus to 313,” the press briefing signed by Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna further reads.

12 Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive at the border testing facilities over the last 24 hours, indicated the statement.

11 of them were captured at the Lunga Lunga Border while 1 was identified at the Taveta Border, with the Ministry confirming that all 12 truckers were referred back to their home country

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Abitegeka Gerald

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