NAIROBI — Eight people in Kenya have tested positive of the novel coronavirus bringing the total number to 216.
Kenya’s Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi made the announcement on Tuesday, where she revealed that one more person had been released from hospital after testing negative.
CAS Mwangangi reiterated that Kenyans should be much more careful as the disease has now moved to the counties.
She stated that mass testing will be conducted in target areas and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) in Mombasa has been selected.
According to the Health CAS, the government will roll out mass testing with 12,000 testing kits being deployed in phase one.
So far Kenya has 216 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 41 recoveries and 9 deaths just a month after the first case was reported in the country.
Elsewhere in East Africa, Uganda’s infections stand at 54 case, Rwanda’s stands at 127 whereas Tanzania has 46 confirmed cases of coronavirus.