Kenya covid-19 cases now hit 142

Covid-19Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi

The number of covid-19 cases in Kenya has risen to 142.

This is after 16 people were confirmed positive on Sunday.

According to health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi, the new patients include 15 Kenyans and a Nigerian.

Mwangangi said the 16 additional cases came after the government tested 530 samples in the last 24 hours.

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Out of the 16 patients, 11 had a history of travel while five are locally transmitted. So far 3, 836 have been tested.

12 patients come from Nairobi, three from Mombasa and one from Kilifi county

“Nine cases are from quarantine facilities and seven are from contact tracing. Contact tracing is ongoing,” she said.

The CAS added that all persons visiting public places such as supermarkets, markets and using PSVs should at all time wear face masks to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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