By Francis Kaivilu
23rd April, 2020
Kenya has recorded seventeen new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours after 668 samples were tested raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 320.
Health Ministry Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi during a daily press brief on Covid-19 Thursday afternoon, has confirmed that all the seventeen new patients are Kenyans with twelve from Mombasa county and five from Nairobi county.
Fifteen out of the seventeen were picked by Health ministry surveillance team while the other two are from the government mandatory quarantine facilities.
Out of the seventeen, nine are males while the other eight are females. The new patients are aged between 22 and 60 years.
On the other hand six more Covid-19 recoveries have been recorded raising the total recoveries in Kenya to 89.
Dr. Mwangangi has noted that travel restrictions have so far yielded results. She has as well pointed that quarantine is not meant for punishment urging those quarantined not escape from the facilities so as to combat the transmission of the virus.
She has urged Kenyans to have personal responsibility in controlling this pandemic.
“We must work together to ensure no life is lost”, Mwangangi said.
Eventually, she has urged all essential services providers to continue ensuring that they adhere to all the containment measures.