NAIROBI — Ten people have tested positive of the novel coronavirus in Kenya—taking the tally to 384, Health Minister Mercy Mwangangi confirmed.
She told reporters that 284 of the tested samples were from Nairobi, while 89 samples were from Mombasa.
The confirmed cases are aged between 10 to 63 years, 6 are males while 4 are female.
She further noted that while several people had recovered from the virus, the ministry had received reports of stigmatization from the recovered persons.
She urged members of the public to exercise compassion and celebrate people who have recovered from the virus.
“We continue to appeal to our people to warmly welcome patients who have recovered and been discharged,” CAS Mwangangi stated.
The CAS warned that members of the public from other parts of the country against taking the pandemic lightly despite showing prevalence in Nairobi and Mombasa counties.
Mwangangi highlighted that markets had become an area of concern and that the ministry was coming up with measures to ensure traders adhere to social distancing as well as properly wear face masks.
She informed that the ministry was acquiring enough supplies to ensure effective tests, as well as a higher number of people, tested a day.
“There are mechanisms that we are putting in place to ensure that at the end of the day, our surveillance teams conduct very robust tests,” Mwangangi stated.