Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Kenya continued to rise after 25 more cases were announced on Monday, May 18.
Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman said the new cases were from 1, 139 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
In total, Kenya has only managed to test 44, 851 samples since the first coronavirus case was reported in Kenya on March 12.
This takes the total confirmed cases to 912. On the positive note, Dr Aman reported 23 recoveries, which means the total number of discharged patients are 336. There was no additional confirmed fatality and the number of deaths remains at 50.
“Regarding our Covid-19 situation, our surveillance and case management team tested 1,139 samples in the last 24 hours. Out of this number, 25 have tested positive for coronavirus. This brings the number of positive cases in Kenya to 912,” Dr Aman said.
In terms of gender, 23 of the positive cases are male and two are female. The youngest case is 22 years old, while the oldest is 50 years.
Out of the 25 new cases, 23 are Kenyans while two are from Somalia.
There were also 53 truck drivers who tested positive at the various points of entry at the Kenya-Tanzania border. They include 51 Tanzanians and two Burundi nationals. All were referred back to Tanzania.
Distribution of Covid-19 cases
The distribution of cases based on counties is as follows; six in Kajiado, five in Mombasa, thre in Nairobi, three in Kiambu, three in Kwale, two in Taita Taveta, two in Garissa and one in Meru.
In addition, Meru, Taita Taveta and Garissa are the new counties to be infected with the disease, bringing to 23 the number of devolved units in the country that have covid-19.
In Kajiado, all the six cases are truck drivers in Namanga. In Mombasa, 4 are from Likoni and one from Nyali. Moreover, the 3 cases in Nairobi are from Githurai 44, Kawangware and Starehe. In Kwale all three cases are from truck drivers at the Lunga Lunga border. In Garissa, the 2 cases are both from Dadaab refugee camp.