NAIROBI —Kenya’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen to 715 after 15 more people tested positive for the virus out of the 978 samples tested in the past 24 hours.
Health secretary Rashid Aman announced that the new cases were 14 Kenyans and one Rwandan national.
He said that 8 more people had been discharged after recovering, bringing the total recoveries to 259 while three had succumbed to the virus, taking the total fatalities to 36.
“Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of the believed,” Aman stated, further noting that 2 had died at their homes and 1 while in hospital.
10 of the confirmed cases are males while 5 are female, between the ages of 1 year and eight months and 62 years.
Aman further revealed that the ministry had dispatched a surveillance team to counter cross-border COVID-19 transmissions.
This is after seven Tanzanian truck drivers tested positive for the virus following tests at Namanga border point.