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COVID-19: Kenya’s coronavirus cases rise to 355 as 12 more test positive

NAIROBI: Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman, on Sunday, April 26, announced that 12 more individuals in Kenya had tested positive for coronavirus in the preceding 24 hours.

He stated that the total number of those who had contracted the disease stood at 355. with slightly over 500 samples being tested.

All the cases, he added, were Kenyans with Nairobi being the hardest hit county with eight cases.

Eight more patients were discharged after testing negative bringing the total of recoveries to 106.

He announced that guidelines of the reopening of eateries and restaurants were already determined and that they would be unveiled in due course.

The committee also directed that the testing of all truck drivers was to commence immediately at all border crossing points and that the county governments were to increase the training of their healthcare workers.

The Ministry of Health was also directed to collaborate with counties to identify Covid-19 isolation facilities in the counties.

He further noted that the state had mapped out the high-risk areas by studying which areas community transmissions were happening.

“Clearly, the counties that are under restricted movements are key areas that we need to do a little more testing,” he stated

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