Covid-19: Kenya reports 384 cases as 10 more test positive

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Ten more people in Kenya have tested positive for the coronavirus were recorded in Mombasa and one in Nairobi, raising the total number of confirmed cases since the first one on March 13 to 384.

“The testing of 508 samples from 14 counties over the last 24 hours, and that they were between 12 and 63 years old. Five more people had been discharged after testing negative for Covid-19, raising the country’s total number of recoveries to 129. The number of fatalities in the country had increased to 15, following the death of one more patient on Wednesday,”Dr Mwangangi said.

Mombasa’s cases were recorded in Old Town, Santana, Miritini, Bamburi, Mikindani, Kibokoni, Ganjoni, Memon and Tudor, while in Nairobi the single case was recorded in Kawangware.

Nairobi and Mombasa have continued to record the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country, the primary reason why President Uhuru Kenyatta extended the ban on movement into and out of these counties.

As of April 29, the capital had recorded 242 cases and Mombasa 106.

Other parts of the country under the cessation of movement order are Kilifi, Kwale, Mandera and the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.

The number of coronavirus infections in Africa was 35,843 and the deaths 1,530, according to Worldometer’s tally on April 29.

Tanzania’s number of confirmed cases soared to 480 on Wednesday, after 196 more people tested positive for the virus.

“The country had also registered six more deaths, bringing the number of fatalities to 16, and that the number of recoveries had increased from 48 to 167,” Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said.

In West Africa, nations under the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) have resolved to work together to cushion the region from an economic crisis and save its population of at least 400 million.

The virus has spread across the world, killed many, altered the definition of normalcy and collapsed economies since it was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019.

It had infected at least 3,150,478 people by April 29, with the total number of deaths standing at 218,466 and that of recoveries at 964,161.

The number of active cases stood at 1,967,851, with three per cent or 56,885 of them being critical and the rest mild.

Worldometer’s count showed that the number of closed cases was 1,182,627, with 82 per cent or 964,161 being the number of recoveries or those discharged.

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