NAIROBI — 25 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenya bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 490.
Kenya has registered 80 coronavirus infections in the last three days.
While issuing the daily COVID-19 briefing Health Minister Mercy Mwangangi announced that 1,012 individuals had been tested for the virus over the previous 24 hours.
Of the 25 cases who are all Kenyans, 13 were men and 12 were female
Six were discharged after recovering bringing the total number of recoveries to 173.
“We must observe social distancing. We must continue to wash our hands frequently. We call on you to stay at home and only go out when it is absolutely necessary.
“We have also noted there are vendors who continue to allow people to fit more than one mask when buying. This is a dangerous practice and can lead to mass infection,” she noted.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health also disclosed that it was still carrying targeted mass testing despite a poor turnout recorded on Sunday, May 3.
“We are doing targeted mass testing in the context of the Covid-19 cases that we have identified to make sure the virus is not circulating within the population,” explained the CAS.
On Sunday, there was a low turnout in mass testing since, in Kawangware, only 800 people were tested against a target of 2,000 while in Eastleigh, only 493 people turned up against a target of 3,000.