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Covid-19: Total confirmed cases in Kenya increase to 621 – VIDEO

14 more people have tested positive for the novel Covid-19 out of 922 samples tested in the past 24 hours bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya to 621.

Health CAS Dr Aman Rashid said all the new patients who have contracted the virus are Kenyans and raise the overall samples tested in the country to 29,430.

Speaking during the Friday briefing by the ministry of health, Dr Rashid said that 10 of the new virus cases are in Nairobi, 3 in Mombasa and one in Machakos counties.

The first virus patient recorded in Machakos is a patient from Athi River Township and Machakos brings to 19 total counties that have reported coronavirus cases.

The Health CAS noted that five more people have been discharged from hospital and this brings to 202 the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19.

“These are achievements that we must celebrate. It won’t have been possible without dedication and coomiktment of our healthcare workers and we must remember them all the times,” Dr Aman said.

He said out of the 14 newly infected Kenyans, only one was in a quarantine while the rest were picked up by MoH surveillance teams; nine are male and five female.

“A time comes when every person has to make sacrifices for the greater good and for common good. This is the time,” he added.

In the new cases in Nairobi, four are from Kasarani, two from Makadara and one each from Umoja, South C and Dagoretti South quarantine, while Mombasa recorded three in Likoni.

An 11-month-old baby is among the latest patients who have tested positive for Covid-19.

The CAS has warned Kenyans against using illegal routes to get into and out of Eastleigh and Old Town Mombasa, which are under a lockdown.

“We have repeatedly advised our citizens on the necessity of adhering and observing the measures and restrictions that have been imposed. We may sound very repetitive to you but we shall keep doing this because it is this change of behaviors that will be able to help us overcome this pandemic,” Dr Aman noted.