11 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 281.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe speaking Monday during his daily briefing, said two patients among them a doctor have recovered. A second doctor who contracted the virus is receiving treatment.
69 people have fully recovered while the number of fatalities remains at 14. Of the confirmed cases Monday, seven are Kenyans from Mombasa and four are from Nairobi’s Ruaka area. Five are female while six are male aged between 11 and 80 years.
The cases are from quarantine centers and various parts of the country.
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“Seven are Kenyans from Bondeni Old Town in Mombasa County and four are foreign nationals from Ruaka, Nairobi. None have a recent history of travel”, the CS said.
A Mombasa herbalist who succumbed to the virus infected three people he was treating who are among the latest cases reported Monday.
A total of 2,778 contacts have been monitored, out of which 2,102 have been discharged. 676 contacts are being followed at the moment.
So far 13,872 people have been tested.
The Coronavirus threat has spread its tentacles to almost all counties with those under Nairobi Metropolitan being more vulnerable.
For instance Machakos County has seven cases spread out in Syokimau, Athi River, Kamulu, Rubi Garden Estate, Kithunguni and Viraji.
In Kiambu County Githurai, Githurai 45, Ndongoru, Thindigua, Tinganga, Waithaka and Wataalam have recorded confirmed cases.
In Kajiado County, the cases are spread out in Kitengela, Matasia and Ongata Rongai with Murang’a County reporting two cases in Gatanga and Lumumba Drive.